A Bellerose civic association is proving it is possible to win a fight against a developer.
The Queens Colony Civic Association’s effort led to a Bellerose developer taking 2 feet off a property being built adjacent to St. Gregory the Great Church.
Mike Augugliaro of the Queens Colony Civic Association said the developer took off at least 2 feet from the property line so it is not as close to St. Gregory’s property as before.
“It had to cost him a fortune,” Augugliaro said of the developer’s work, although he said he still believes the home is in violation of zoning regulations.
The developer, Dharminder Singh, could not be reached for comment.
The civic began its fight with the developer about two years ago in a battle over whether the church’s survey or the developer’s survey was the correct one. During that time, the civic urged the city Department of Buildings to put a stop-work order on the property, but was unsuccessful.
Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at hkoplowitz
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