7 VotesFix it! Voted!36 Platt Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I have seen the flood of complaints here and elsewhere about the growing number of what WERE single family homes (or even two family) being bought by out of area "investors" and then turned into as many rental units as possible... often without permits.
The idea is to take a home designed for one family, buy it on the cheap and slice it into as many apartments as possible. Not only was the house not designed for this use, the driveway can't hold the cars of multiple residents so vehicles of renters spills onto the streets making it impossible to plow, more and more children from these apartments that used to contain one family flood into the schools, etc.
The owners? They often don't live in Ansonia or near the properties. They just cash the rent checks. Who cares what they did to the neighborhood.
While I can not confirm that permits were not pulled, HERE is a recent example. This is an older photo from Google but since it was taken the front of the house has been "modified".
NOW, there is a metal spiral staircase on the right side of the front porch that brings you to a new entrance on the third floor where the attic window was. Sure enough, the owner found a way to rent out the attic as yet another unit... and modified the front of the house however possible to create an entryway to this space.
EXACTLY what Ansonia doesn't need!
Feel free to tell me permits were pulled, there is nothing wrong with this, etc. but when you see a metal spiral staircase and doorway on a third floor slapped onto a house... you begin to see why Ansonia has become too densely populated.
If the owner followed the rules, I applaud them... but the City should have NEVER allowed this. It's the root of our problems!
3 VotesFix it! Voted!138 158 Prindle Ave Ansonia, CT 06401, USA
At the intersection of Prindle Avenue and Ford Street, there are stop signs on Ford and on northbound Prindle. There is no stop sign on southbound Prindle, and drivers coming northbound or from Ford apparently assume there is and frequently cut in front of southbound cars. Either a stop sign is needed on southbound Prindle, or warning signs are needed at the existing stop signs telling drivers that the oncoming traffic does not stop.
Beaver Street And Pyramid Street Ansonia, Connecticut
There is a street sign that has been laying on the ground ever since winter ended, and it hasn't been put back up. I suppose it may have fell when the plows were cleaning the streets from snow. A large amount of snow or the truck may have hit the sign and it caused it to fall.
Highland Ave And Beverly Drive Ansonia, CT
Stop sign being set back and hedges odstrucing the view for drivers as they are not able to see traffic coming up Highland ave. from Bellview Terr. Something needs to get done ASAP as it will be the scene of a horrific crash.
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Thanks! Thanked!South Division Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Stop sign is down on the Stop & Shop entrance road that starts at North Division Street and ends near the gas station. I told Stop & Shop personal about it to no avail. It was probably hit by a car a few months back.
124-244 Pershing Dr Ansonia, CT 06401, USA
The traffic island at Clifton and Pershing Drive has no sign telling drivers headed North on Pershing Drive that they must go around it if they are taking a left turn onto Clifton Ave. Some drivers taking a left onto Clifton Ave. go in the wrong lane.
72 Colony Road New Haven, CT
the STOP sign at the intersection of Moreland Road and Colony Road was evidently struck by a vehicle (2/3/14), and is leaning toward the sidewalk. Very difficult for drivers to know the intersection is posted as a STOP (and the map at left is incorrect)
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