Seven Story Building Magically Appears in Long Beach

Or is it an illusion?

695 West Broadway (The property formally known as 661 West Broadway). 18 condo units. Seven stories with the bottom for parking. This is all a result of the following  ZBA decision:

July 26, 2012 Zoning Board Decision:

Case # 2241: Application of Long Beach Real Property Mgmt. of 100 West Park Avenue, Long Beach New York 11561; for a variance from the following sections of the Zoning code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach, New York: Section 9-105.11 (b) height (d) building area (e) front yard (f) side yard (g) rear yard (i) density (k) off street parking for a new 20 unit condominium building at 661 West Broadway Long Beach, New York also known as Section 59, Block 17, Lot 147 on the Nassau County Land and tax map. 

Decision: Granted/Conditions: Elimination of two units, total 18 units. 25 foot setback for the top floor, property must be demolished within 30 days of vacancy. Effective immediately, landlord is not to renew any lease or grant any new tenancies.

Description of building from 2009 sales listing: Fully leased 25 unit apartment building consisting of 22 studio apartments and 3 one-bedroom apartments built in 1951. Between Grand Blvd and Lindell Blvd on the North Side of West Broadway, one block from the ocean.

I blogged about this back in August 2012, if you can believe that (read:  DRUG-DEN BUILDING TO BE CONVERTED INTO CONDOS). Remember the former building?  Yikes, that place was shady… So this new building is big. It kinda popped out of nowhere.  Ahh… Just another day in the city by the sea…..