8/21/2007 - City advances in effort to remediate abandoned properties

City advances in effort to remediate abandoned properties

The city recently published its revised list of Abandoned Properties. The city removed several properties from the prior list and added several new properties. The city removes items from the list when owners demonstrate that the property is not “abandoned” as defined by the city’s ordinance or when owners take sufficient steps towards rehabilitation of the property. The current city administration enacted the Abandoned Property Rehabilitation shortly after taking office in an effort to eliminate blight and to increase the aesthetic and economic value of all properties within the city.

The revised list appears below. 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 may 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.

Abandoned Properties List

Owner

Property Address

Block

Lot

1

Summit 17 Holding

303 W. Pleasant Ave

108

16

2

Essex Realty

375 Essex St

136.02

69

3

Essex Realty

381 Essex St

136.02

66

4

Essex Realty

371 Essex St

136.02

71

5

Primers Inglesia

86 Atlantic St.

215

5

6

Asalan Holding LLC

199-201Atlantic St.

229

28

7

Delta management

353 Beech St

240.01

7.02

8

R & K. Amoco Co.

45 E. Kennedy Street

28.01

15

9

Properties Plus LLC

55 Worth Street

3

9

10

Properties Plus LLC

170 Main Street

302

10

11

Morfesis, Stephanie

282 Union Street

317

11

12

Kellner, Stuart

62 Linden Street

426

6

13

226 Passaic St. LLC

226 Passaic Street

433

9

14

Palestroni Prop. LLC

82-84 Hackensack Av.

502

20

15

Palestroni Prop. LLC

625 Main Street

509

1

16

Brightman, Herbert

50 So. State Street

50

1

17

Bielous, Jacqueline

137 Kansas Street

79

12.02

18

Difranco, Carmine

290 Polifly Road

98

1

19

Salvation Army

89 State Street

214

21

20

Malas Enterprises 3 LLC

29 First Street

232

29

21

Gonzalez, Johann

890 Summit Ave

621

9

22

Moore, Bnejamin

160-162 Coles Ave

620

7

23

Machado, Jorge

242 River St.

308.02

18.01

24

Delia, Ron & Bill

54 So. State St

74

2

25

Merino, Segundo

222 Clinton Pl.

444

20

26

Posenato, George

68 DeWitt Pl.

212

2

27

Land Plus

154 Main Street

302

5.02

Earlier Press Release