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Plywood arrives on 7th Street and 2nd Avenue; excavation expected in 2 weeks

Plywood arrives on 7th Street and 2nd Avenue; excavation expected in 2 weeks
Workers yesterday finished erecting the plywood around the empty lot on the northwest corner of Seventh Street and Second Avenue, the site of the deadly gas explosion that leveled the three buildings here in March 2015.A worker on the scene told EVG correspondent Steven that the excavation for the new 7-story condoplex will commence in about two weeks…The Morris Adjmi-designed residential building with 21 condos and ground-floor retail will include a commemorative plaque that honors Moises Locón Way and Nicholas Figueroa, the men who died in the gas explosion on this site.My previous post at this link has more about defendants and their latest court date.Meanwhile, the other lot here, the former 123 Second Ave., remains inactive. That lot sold for $6 million in the fall of 2016, and the new owner has said he’s not in any hurry to develop the property. Shaky Cohen’s Nexus Building Development Group paid $9.15 million in June 2017 for what was 119 and 121 Second Ave.

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