When I first moved here in 2010, next to my building at the NW corner of 170th St/90th Ave was a garbage strewn vacant lot, with garbage inside, outside and high weeds. A very nice one-family house with beautiful landscaping was torn down to put up some third world piece of shit. Owners keep changing, my building took the owner to court for encroaching on my building’s property and so the lot sat for 5 years and more. The slumlord, who lived in Woodside, only came up to clean up the mess when I filed complaints, never on a regular basis. Way over a year ago, maybe two slumlord starting building. Of course there was always shady construction such as some evening work and weekend work. Slumlord also had 170th St in front of his building (after the street was nicely redone), not once but three times over the course of the year. Although the “luxury condo” as stated on the sign says (more like a notch above cheap, third world crap, just a notch) Luxury Condos for Sale, something is not quite finished and it has been just sitting there with the doors covered with blue plywood. AND of course every now and then slobs toss garbage and of course said slumlord does not come up to clean his shit.
We need completely revamped laws with property owners, especially for building that sit empty, have finished, etc.