Saturday, August 13, 2011
City takes action with notice of violation
The Seattle Department of Planning & Development confirmed this week that it had notified the landlord that the unsafe conditions at her building at 4118 E. Madison St. must be corrected. Bryan Stevens, the Department's Public Service Manager, sent us this statement in response to the complaint we lodged with SDPD about the situation:
"We inspected the site on August 10th and observed the hazard along the sidewalk. Per the Housing and Building Maintenance Code, the owner is responsible for removing an imminent hazard from the building and that components be reasonably weathertight and kept in a safe, sound and sanitary condition. We have issued a Notice of Violation to the owner, which requires the owner to make the necessary repairs by August 23rd. If repairs are not made, then the owner could be subject to fines through the litigation process."
Rumor has it that the landlord, Constance Gillespie, has contracted for work to begin on the building on Monday. She is reported to have indicated that repairs will also be made to the rotting facade.