The Woodhaven Business Improvement District is very concerned with the lack of action since the collapse of the building at 78-19 Jamaica Avenue on April 15.
This collapsed building also damaged the Woodhaven Senior Citizens Center, which is located next door. The owner had 42 open building violations at the time of the collapse, which still have not been corrected. During these past five months, no action has been taken by the owner to repair or reconstruct this building, other than to build a fence (which is constantly vandalized).
This lack of repair has resulted in the center's elderly members having to vacate the premises due to the dangerous conditions. This center is such a necessary service and an asset to our community and was opened for our seniors due to our elected officials' funding and support.
This is why it is so imperative that the owner of 78-19 Jamaica Avenue be forced to repair their premises complying with all building certifications and codes. If they do not then their building should be demolished.
Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.