Oakland Property Progress Report: April 2014 Address
Most Recent Activity
Date Submitted to 311
Zoning: R1AH. Single-unit dwelling. Occupancy permit not required; none on file. Placebee.com lists it as a five bedroom apartment available to five or six people. Evidence: neighbors' observations.
Noted party property. Most recent party on 3/28/14. Over-occupancy
Zoning: R1AVH. Single-unit dwelling. Occupancy permit not required; none on file. Evidence: Party follow-up by University of Pittsburgh Police revealed 7 persons residing.
Party (3/15/14) follow-up by University of Pittsburgh Police Officer Cetra revealed 6 people residing. Zoning: R1AVH. Occupancy permit on file is for a two-story single-family home with the use of a 12 x 20 ft. deck.
BBI / Zone 4 Police/ Pitt Police/ Disruptive Properties
Fu Chang Tsui
(April 2014) PARTY: Five arrests made by University of Pittsburgh Police, including the terroristic threat-maker are due in Pittsburgh Municipal Court May 21st (Courtroom 02, 660 1st Avenue). The sixth arrest (made by Zone 4 Police) will be 200-300 person party resulting in six arrests on 3/22/14 heard May 29th at 8am also in Pittsburgh Municipal Court, Courtroom 02. Property has been flagged under Disruptive and revealing over-occupancy Properties Ordinance (information pending). OVER-OCCUPANCY: Zoning: R1AH. Occupancy permit on file is for a twostory single-family dwelling with two rear parking stalls attached. 5 persons residing.
Vasile and George Capetas
Large disruptive party on 1/24/14 revealing overoccupancy
New focus: over-occupancy. Zoning: R1AH. Single-unit dwelling. Occupancy permit not required; none on file. University of Pittsburgh Police party follow-up visit revealed 4 people residing.
Evan Manager, Inc.
Zoning: R1AVH. Single-unit dwelling. Occupancy permit not required; none on file. Evidence: Property owner listing as 5bedroom. Neighbors still gathering information.
Evan Manager, Inc.
JLB Property Group LLC
Mao Realty 1 LLC
Illegal conversion to 2-unit
Zoning: R1AVH. Single-unit dwelling. Occupancy permit not required; none on file. Evidence: Property owner listing as 5bedroom. Neighbors still gathering information. Red and white pickup truck "backfilling" the hillside with chunks of cement. (April 2014) Allegheny Cleanways to help clean this up. (April 2014) Owners plan to appeal the revoked permit before the Zoning Board (200 Ross Street) May 1st at 10am. Community attendance encouraged.
Parcel ID : Robinson 0028-JStreet 00023parking lot 0000-00
Semple/Mc Kee/ Bates/ St. James Place
Surface parking lot (zoning is OPR-D) non-compliant with current standards is in works for ACHD employees.
BBI reported at Oakwatch meeting that work is legal according to 1970 permit. (April 2014) OPDC reaching out to make the lot more eye-appealing.
McKee Place resident has video footage of tagger. OPDC working with him to get property owner to file a police report. Officer Leshen reported at Oakwatch meeting she will take a look at footage, has since (MAR 2014) met with resident to file reports. (April 2014) Mayor Peduto is reviving the Police's Graffiti Task Force to work in conjunction with DPW's Graffiti Busters. OPDC volunteers have been documenting/submitting graffiti to 311.
Vacant, abandoned property. Fined $100,000 in 2009 by Ricciardi.
(April 2014) BBI Inspector McPherson reports work has begun to improve the house.
Joseph M Slomnicki
Abandoned, overgrown, collecting debris, and not properly secured
(Jan 2014) Movement at a halt because owner filed for bankruptcy. OPDC is on record as party of interest with attorneys. Councilman Gilman recommends speaking with state representatives about policy/process around cases like this. (Feb 2014) BBI is re-citing and taking back to court. (Mar 2014) BBI has re-cited and Inspector McPherson is processing.
Emeric Criscella and Owner removed stones on PennDOT owned land. Paved MRL Associates LLC it and is using as a parking lot.
Inside- currently occupied with Electric and Gas service shut off. Major water damage on top floor. Outside- Porch walls falling down, Cars parked in (Jan 2014) Neighbor reported improvements to front steps but nothing more. Owner is in 3rd appeal process. Windows backyard. Sidewalk littered with large chunks of cement, are now boarded. (Feb 2014) Still in appeals; briefs have been submitted. (Mar 2014) Per BBI, still in appeals. retaining wall falling down, front steps crumbling, and hole in roof in the rear of the house.
Exploded house debris still on lot and hazardous David M Sell and Sandra A Sell
Vacant lot that appears abandoned, overgrown, collected debris or not properly secured
(April 2014) Scheduled to go before the Zoning Board on May 13th, 2014. REMOVE PENDING COMMUNITY APPROVAL (Feb 2014) Owner secured permit to clean up and is half-way finished. (Mar 2014) Cleaned up entirely. Broken sidewalk has been reported to 311. (April 2014) Getting a new sidewalk soon. (April 2014) OPDC bid to purchase was accepted.
BBI/ Planning Commission