Illegally Built Apartments Point To Another Failure From L&I

 

"The building at 1806 W. Montgomery Ave. The Department of Licenses and Inspections has given owner Shawn Bullard 35 days to get a certificate of occupancy, but he also will be allowed to have an engineer vouch for the building’s safety." | Photo:  Ed Hille, for The Inquirer

“The building at 1806 W. Montgomery Ave. The Department of Licenses and Inspections has given owner Shawn Bullard 35 days to get a certificate of occupancy, but he also will be allowed to have an engineer vouch for the building’s safety.” | Photo: Ed Hille, for The Inquirer

  • An off-campus building housing Temple students may be the latest crack in the Department of Licenses and Inspections’ system. Developer Shawn Bullard’s four-story at 1806 West Montgomery Avenue has no safety inspections or building permit on the books. While Bullard contends that their were indeed inspections, The Inquirer shares numerous statements from inspectors attempting to blow the whistle during the residence’s construction. Commissioner Carlton Williams says that although Bullard has been allowed to hire an engineer to retroactively inspect the inhabited building, a full review will be made that might end in the suspension of Bullard’s contractor license.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. It certainly does not take those brain dead individuals with the paint spray cans long to bring the old house values down does it?

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