State Rep. Joe Hohenstein is introducing legislation that would give homeowners and neighborhoods the tools they need to keep their homes sound and neighborhoods safe from faulty construction techniques and out-of-scale development. These photos represent some of the issues found in neighborhoods Hohenstein and other state lawmakers represent.
Worker trespassing on the roof of the home of Mrs. Nancy Lewis at 2345 E. York St. The adjacent half of her twin home at 2343 E. York St. was being demolished. April 19, 2021
Demolished and excavated half of Mrs. Lewis's twin. Party wall exposed, holes into the basement left unfilled. April 21, 2021
Stop-Work Order for Construction at 2343 E. York St. June 18, 2021
View of the amount of work accomplished by a suspended contractor from demolition to framing before the stop-work order was issued. June 18, 2021
View of Mrs. Lewis's home in context with the other buildings surrounding her remaining half of a twin. July 13, 2021
2400 E. Huntingdon St. Mid-Demolition including partial demolition of the top corner of the building that was left as-is after a violation issued to the contractor for working without street closure permits or safety measures in place.
2400 E. Huntingdon St. before demolition
Rep. Joe Hohenstein is introducing legislation that would give homeowners and neighborhoods the tools they need to keep their homes sound and neighborhoods safe from faulty construction and out-of-scale development.
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