DOB issues partial vacate order for Bronx building connected to Morris Heights building that collapsed
The Department of Buildings says it is inspecting all properties with the same corporate officers and property managers of 1915 Billingsley Terrace out of an abundance of caution following the partial collapse there.
Officials told News 12 inspectors issued a partial vacate order for the apartment balconies at 1210 Croes Ave. after several exterior issues concerning the façade were found.
Construction work is now underway after property owners were ordered to install a sidewalk shed in case of falling debris. They now have to conduct a full inspection and present an engineering report to DOB.
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According to the DOB, the Croes Avenue building is owned by the same people who own 1915 Billingsley Terrace where the building collapsed last Monday. They say the Croes Avenue building has cracks in its facade and air conditioning units that aren't properly installed. They say that the building needs repairs for the terraces to be safe. A partial vacate order has now been issued.
The Housing Preservation and Development Department says that 1210 Croes Ave. has over 200 complaints over the last two years and over 100 violations.
News 12 reached out to the management of the building and is awaiting a response.