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single family home has been altered internally as rooming house includes attic and cellar.
How do you know they are not all family members?
Here's the information on the house from GPV website.
If work was done ("altered internally") without a permit, this would be clear a violation. Call the Lowell Development Services at 978-674-4144. Describe to them what you've seen. Maybe there was a dumpster and workers throwing out construction debris? BTW, the current description in this issue does not provide enough detailed information to act.
Based on the original description, it's impossible to know what "altered internally" means. If the original poster provided more information or photo's it would help.
The original poster will need to talk to a someone at Development Services and get the "ball rolling".
Is there a a health or safety risk that is apparent from the exterior? You will need to become actively involved with the city of Lowell on this issue!
Attend a City Council meeting. You can contact them thru lowellma.gov or the link below:
Here's an article that details a similar situation to yours:
Good luck Bert. Based on the problem, I think you're really going to need it!
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Get the fire department involved. "the Fire Department is charged with enforcing all the fire laws and codes of the commonwealth, as well as the codes and ordinances of the City"
Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/Top/ci_25674367/Lowell-treatment-program-in-court-after
The Lowell Sun recently ran an article about a lodging/boarding house that was restricted because it didn't have sprinklers. This applies to this situation.
If you're reporting valid violations, and Developmental Services is not helping then YOU need to escalate the problem.
Document the problems in detail with dates, and pictures. Pictures are the best. Details, details, details!
Go to a city council meeting, state your concerns and present evidence. Contact the Lowell Sun. Lyle Moran, email@example.com covers local news.
Talk to the fire department about code violations.
Highlands Neighborhood Association
Don't "Give it a few years". Work on this now!
Can anyone else help with this issue, add their experience, tips, etc.? Please, read the entire thread for the entire conversation.
I've had positive experiences working with the city of Lowell. The city employees have been able to answer all my questions, give suggestions, and provide other helpful information. Here's the key: YOU will need to do some work. Be specific and focused. Provide detailed information (visuals, paper documentation, other examples in the community, etc). Ask for their advice.
If these tasks are too difficult or are beyond the person capabilities, then find someone who can assist or advocate.
Any updates on this issue? Clearly, something is going on in this area.
Four+ people were shot and wounded at 58 Midland St on 6/26/204. That's 4 houses from the area you're having problems with.
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