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  • Codes Compliance Acknowledged
    3000 2nd Ave N Saint Petersburg Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association

    Owners at 3000 2nd Avenue North, have made numerous alterations to the property, since 2006. Several of these projects required pulling permits. Several areas may require deeper inspections.

    Kitchen was gutted changed and moved. New appliances and cabinetry were added. Electric and plumbing were rerouted and altered. The gas line may have been extended.

    BATHROOM was gutted, changed, and moved. Plumbing and electric rerouted. Ceilings were dropped (not just the vent area). Recess lighting was added with less than 8’ between the shower’s threshold and light. The fixture does not meet NEC 410.10. The shower tile blocks an existing exterior window. The window is visible on the outside of the home. The bathroom has no exhaust fan and I did not see a fire alarm in other rooms.

    Both kitchen and bathroom have multiplied their loads and densities exponentially.
    The renovations put an extra burden of stress on the 100 year old joist system and walls. The original plaster work has either been removed or was covered by sheet rock which was recently modified. This could be to hide stress cracks.

    Back screen porch was completely removed.

    The back area now has an enclosed porch which was converted into a small indoor laundry room. Again electric and plumbing was added and altered. The room has a door to the backyard. Stairs leading to the back yard have fallen. I have been to two open houses and both times the back stairs were not fixed. The stress load on the joists should be checked.

    The front porch was gutted, altered and expanded with visible code violations. When the current owners purchased the home it had one set of concrete stairs with railings on both sides of the stairs facing 30th street. Currently, they have two staircases. The stairs leading from 2nd Ave N do not meet ICC residential code standards. Railings that were removed left holes in the lower half of the only two freestanding brick columns. They also removed a center column that originally would have aided in supporting the front porch’s roof. The holes in the columns present a breach in the integrity of the remaining columns.

    The roof to the front porch was gutted and altered. The roof is now leaning right and seems to be pulling from the house on the left. The supporting joists needs attention.

    At least a dozen original windows have been replaced. The homes original windows were in mint operational condition with no breaks or no visible cracks to glass. All windows opened and closed with no leaks. In October, a few windows had missing locking hardware. The parlor a.k.a. sunroom windows have not been maintained and need attention. The parlor was originally an entrance to this home.

    All these changes and more had been done since 2006. The previous owners, the Youschaks, did not make these changes. The Youschaks lived in the home less than a year from 2005 to the start of 2006. They currently reside about 20 minutes south of Tampa. They would be a good source to confirm what I am saying. I also have the 2005, listing and know the agent who still works in the area.

    The original owners were the Mc Cooks. They did not make the above changes and the home was well maintained. Miss Sarah Mc Cook had lived in the home for almost 80 years. She was an educated women and prided herself on this home. Her father built the home and was a honorary woodsman. This home no longer has any of the original wood visible.

    To see the outside changes simply use Google Maps | Street View and choose previous years. The changes mainly happened after 2010. The house has great curb appeal which detracts from many of the issues.

    Lastly and most currently, over Thanksgiving week I noticed the covering on many of the windows had still been in place. They have been covered since Halloween. When I checked, I found they had replaced at least 12 original windows with store bought windows with white grids. The window replacement job has been hidden to us. I check the city and county sites for permits. They have no permits. They have never pulled any permits for any of the work they have done on this home. A city inspector needs to check this latest project. The inspector will probably quickly assume the siding is asbestos. Let me assure the inspector it is asbestos. Currently, the asbestos has been recently compromised by the re-fitting of the new windows. I would also assume the renovations and removal of the screen porch may have also compromised the asbestos siding.

    Presently, evidence of the broken and cut asbestos siding will be found on the ground under several of the windows. If there was larger debris they clean it up. However I think most of the work had been done from the inside.

    I have lived in this area for most of my life and knew Miss Mc Cook. I never met the current owners and tried discussing my concerns with the realtor. Wishing no ill-will on them only to get this home checked and safe. The home was in good order when they bought it. Our neighbors had no idea. I just hope the city can help mitigate and rectified some of these safety concerns.

    If you need additional information you can contact me. I have previous photos, other documents, and other contacts. I have the former owners information and know the estate attorney for the late Miss McCook.

    Thank you for your time and your quick handling in resolving this matter.

    ATTACHED: image shows on the left is an image from the 2005 listing (MFRMLS #U7109973) as the house was before current owners. The right is a picture taken from Zillow. Many undermined changes. Notice the roof has been gutted, porch expanded, railing removed, and a middle column is gone. The house is darling but the owners don't seem to care about codes and permits.

  • Other Archived
    2550 4th Ave N St Petersburg, Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    Dog is constantly chained up outside for hours on end without any water. Animal control has been called but nothing ever gets done.
  • 245 24th St N Saint Petersburg, FL, 33713, USA - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    driveway parking pad built in alley right of way at least 2 feet plus past property line
  • 2230 2nd Ave N St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    Grass above 10 inches. Windows open or broken the should be boarded.
  • Other Archived
    245 24th Street North Saint Petersburg, Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    as per ur lighting code light pollution, glare and light glare trespassing on abutting property This property has two led bright lights that glare onto and into my back windows at night If I open my blinds it shines onto the front wall inside my home. I have tried to block it by adding more taller plants on my back fence but doesn't block it. I have complained before only to have him install a brighter light
  • Traffic Issue Archived
    2600 9th Ave N Saint Petersburg, Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    I am on the corner of 2600 9TH AVE N and 26TH Street N next to the high school football field. 26TH ST N is one way because of the school traffic. My driveway backs out onto 26TH St N. Everyday numerous cars turn off of 9TH AVE N and go the wrong way on 26TH ST N. I have almost been hit backing out of my driveway on numerous occasions not expecting anyone coming the wrong way. I think it is because you can not see the one way arrows painted on the street because they are very worn and the one-way signs are not easily seen when turning off 9th Ave N. The asphalt street is very cracked and broken up. And, one other thing, some years ago a utility contractor must have trenched the road at the foot of my driveway and now the storm water and mud collects at the foot of my driveway because the road was apparently not repaired correctly after the utility work. Maybe resurfacing the short section of 26TH ST N from the school to 9TH AVE would correct the drainage problem and new one-way indicators may help with the dangerous one-way traffic.
  • Rental property owner is from Gainesville area and always parks his white Ford Edge on front lawn under tree, when he comes to work on property. Primarily on weekends.

    Tag: FL EBG051

  • 2741 Burlington Ave N Saint Petersburg, Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    yard is weedy and overgrown
  • 2550 Dartmouth Ave N St Petersburg, Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    Single axel, black metal and wood utility trailer parked in front yard next to fence. Eye sore. Please have owner remove from front yard. Thanks
  • sinkhole Archived
    2705 7th Avenue North Saint Petersburg, Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    This is a sinkhole about 3 feet in diameter at the surface but easily twice that about 2-3 feet down. The present paved road surface is providing a large overhang that makes the hole looks smaller than it is. This is dangerous. Also, It is preventing traffic from passing through the alley.
  • 2434 9th Ave N St Petersburg, Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    Blue car still in front yard
  • Traffic Issue Archived
    3100 7th Ave N Saint Petersburg FL, 33713, USA - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    What did the city put in at 7th Ave North and 31st Street North? This is a historical neighborhood! We've been telling you about the traffic issues and speeding on 31st street but what happened to the medians made of grass to slow down traffic? Why were we not aware of this going in? Concerned. 7th Ave. North