The owner got a permit to build a garage, but the city says it's a second dwelling, which isn't allowed.
Providence Community Housing lacked a demolition permit as it reduced a vintage house to a stack of timbers, saying the structure was too far gone.
A front yard illegally paved to make a parking pad was remedied as the property owner eyed the real estate market.
A success story — for a change — from the city's snake-bitten program to preserve houses from the bio-medical center footprint by trucking them to different neighborhoods.
The proposed remedy, fake grass, was as unwelcome as the original offense. The Zoning Board of Adjustment required that the owner jackhammer the cement parking pad.
Illegally paved yards, short-term rentals and demolition by neglect draw One Stop Shop scrutiny; Spotted Cat gets go-ahead.
The city's focus on blight means no hearings have been held to deal with code violations such as illegal short-term rentals and front-yard paving.
Volunteers envision their work as “an opportunity for children to participate in the process of improving their own communities and receive art instruction in the process.”
Vandals broke in repeatedly and a fire broke out last July. A few weeks ago, brick was removed from the structures that collapsed on Wednesday.
Jacking up a hundred houses, placing them on trucks and rolling them across town was never going to happen at the speed of light.