The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania said Tuesday that a small group of neighborhood residents called the Faithful Laurentians did not have standing to appeal a zoning variance that gave a developer approval to put 23 apartments in the church.
The family who owned the rowhouse next door did not realize that their foundation had been compromised until “the house shook, the ceiling started to cave in, the floors started to sink, and the stairs separated from the wall."
Society Hill neighbors are arguing that Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections was mistaken when it gave a developer the green light to demolish a portion of the Dilworth House and build a 12-story condo tower in its place.
Philadephia-based Houwzer is branding itself itself as a modern real estate company that can save customers thousands of dollars. The U.S. Department of Justice has encouraged more competition in the real estate industry.
Contractor Harvey Figgs was killed when the property he was demolishing by hand collapsed, dumping bricks and rubble on top of him. OSHA determined that his employer, Gama Wrecking Inc., had not properly braced walls and floors, or set up a "personal fall arrest system."