(I sent the following email to city officials in the Building Dept & LCI:) TO: JTurcio@newhavenct.gov; GLBennett@newhavenct.gov;
SUBJECT: 332 Howard Ave, no CO until rehabbed!!
Please be aware that the new owner of 332 Howard Ave,
whose name and residence is
Jianchao Xu [aka “Nash Street LLP”]
79 BETHANY FARMS RD
Bethany, CT 06524
Should NOT be given a Certificate of Occupancy [CO] until this building has been EXTENSIVELY rehabilitated.
I personally inspected the interior when it recently was bank-owned and the interior is completely dilapidated and hazardous.
In addition to walls, ceilings, etc. as well as rodent infestation, all MECHANICAL systems are in disrepair and not safe:
ADDITIONALLY, there are innumerable building and Housing Code violations.
According to the website, portal.viewpermit. com
The last permit pulled for 332 HOWARD AV [i.e., that is viewable online] was on 8/8/2014 for “Siding : remove/replace wood siding as needed”
>>ALSO please be aware that this new owner, Jianchao Xu has a NOTORIOUS reputation for NOT Complying with codes and of Utterly ignoring Orders by city officials to rectify problems.
**See New Haven Independent article “House Call Paid On Dr. Landlord” published Nov 30, 2015.
If you’re permitted to click links sent to your government email, here’s the article:
ALSO enter his name, Jianchao Xu in the Independent’s search box for more.
Your attention to this issue is greatly appreciated—not only by me, but also by my many neighbors!
Christopher Schaefer (Second Street)
A. Building Problem