10/24/2006 - City advances in effort to remediate abandoned properties

City advances in effort to remediate abandoned properties

The city published its revised list of Abandoned Properties on October 18, 2006. The list appears below. The city’s Public Officer has determined that these 27 properties are “abandoned” as defined by state law and the city’s recently enacted “Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Ordinance”. The city has notified these owners that unless they rehabilitate their properties, the city will have no alternative but to proceed with its own plan to have the properties rehabilitated at the owner’s expense.

The Public Officer’s “Notice of Determination” attaches to the county’s property record for each property on the list. The notice stays on file until the property is rehabilitated. Under the law, the city has the authority to repair, demolish or develop these properties or to hire a rehabilitation entity to do the work. When the work is completed, the city can sell the property and reimburse the owner after deducting all costs for rehabilitation. The city can also apply to the Superior Court to take these properties under eminent domain if necessary.

Offending property owners can appeal the city’s determination. Once the initial appeals are exhausted, the city will commence lawsuits against the owners and take the next steps in accordance with law. The city will file its lawsuits in order of severity and will use all available resources to ensure that the properties are rehabilitated.

The Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation project is part of the city’s continued effort to eliminate blight and to increase the aesthetic and economic value of all properties within the city.

Abandoned Properties List

Owner

Property Address

Block

Lot

1

Summit 17 Holding

303 W. Pleasant Ave

108

16

2

Bronowicki, M&M

235 Standish

121

11.02

3

Essex Realty

375 Essex St

136.02

69

4

Essex Realty

381 Essex St

136.02

66

5

Essex Realty

371 Essex St

136.02

71

6

Eval Terminals

382-98 So. River St.

15

5

7

Eval Terminals

374-380 So. River St.

16.01

1

8

Primers Inglesia

86 Atlantic St.

215

5

9

Asalan Holding LLC

199-201Atlantic St.

229

28

10

Delta management

353 Beech St

240.01

7.02

11

R & K. Amoco Co.

45 E. Kennedy Street

28.01

15

12

Properties Plus LLC

55 Worth Street

3

9

13

Morfesis, Stephanie

282 Union Street

317

11

14

Nigito, Antoinette

269 Park

323

26

15

Kingco Associates

431 Passaic Street

349

36

16

Kingco Associates

435-461 Passaic Street

349

37

17

Kellner, Stuart

62 Linden Street

426

6

18

226 Passaic St. LLC

226 Passaic Street

433

9

19

Palestroni Prop. LLC

78 Hackensack Ave.

502

18

20

Palestroni Prop. LLC

82-84 Hackensack Ave.

502

20

21

Odyssey Body Works

169 Linden Street

508

1

22

Palestroni Prop. LLC

625 Main Street

509

1

23

Brightman, Herbert

50 So. State Street

74

4

24

Bielous, Jacqueline

137 Kansas Street

79

12.02

25

Difranco, Carmine

290 Polifly Road

98

1

26

William & Florence Turner

250 Berry Street

431

7

27

Properties Plus

170 Main St.

302

10

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