New Construction Slated for Oneonta Drive

The permit status of the planned development is unclear.

Builders North by Northwest Commercial are slated to begin construction of two single-family dwellings on adjacent lots located at 822 and 828 N. Oneonta Dr. in Mount Washington.

Neighbors told Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch that permits had yet to be posted on the property as of Tuesday afternoon, but a flier had been distributed to the residents announcing the pending construction of the two homes.

The flier reads as follows:

We want to inform you that we will be doing construction on the above referenced properties. These lots are side-by-side and the approved plans are to build a beautiful, quality, Spanish house and a modern/contemporary.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. We will try our best to minimize any such nuisance to the best our of our abilities. Construction will begin February 25, 2013 and we estimate to be done within in 7-9 months.

Our Project Manager is Werner Vielman, which will be on-site. If you have any questions, please direct them to Werner (323-899-9878). Again, thank you all for your co-operation. Our goal is to add splendor to your already serene neighborhood.

A fence had been installed and a porta-a-potty had been dropped off on the site as of Tuesday, a neighbor told Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch.

Though North by Northwest has stated their plans to begin building on Feb. 25, a request to extend expired permits for both 822 N. Oneonta and 828 N. Oneonta are currently listed as "Not Ready to Issue" by the Department of Building and Safety as of Monday, Feb. 11.

On Thursday afternoon, Vielman told Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch that both properties are permitted. He declined to answer questions and referred us to Al Penaranda of North by Northwest Commercial.

Located one on of Mount Washington's narrow roads, residents expressed concerns that the construction would disturb neighbors and limit access by emergency vehicles.

Check back with us throughout the day for updates on this developing story.

susan kromka March 02, 2013 at 12:46 AM
These are extremely steep sites in a neighborhood known for landslides.


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