UPDATED: 4/20/2021–Building Department Notice for 41-61 Covert Avenue – Fire Restoration


April 20, 2021

41-61 Covert Avenue

The architect for 43 – 61 Covert Ave. has submitted the drawings to the Building Department for review of the base building re-build (not including the individual businesses). There are some minor modifications to the plan that will be made and I expect a permit to be issued shortly. The approvals will include a full site safety plan addressing construction vehicle access, dumpster locations and temporary safety barriers.

The Village has reached out to the business owners to relay the process involved with obtaining interior tenant improvement permits. All business owners can obtain assistance with permit filing and Board of Trustee applications, necessary for restaurant use, by contacting the Building Department.

Further updates will be shared once they have been confirmed.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]


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March 23, 2021

43 – 61 Covert Avenue
The remaining debris cleanup has been completed. The architect will be finalizing the construction drawings for the base building re-build (not including individual business) within the next week or so and will be submitting for permit approval.

41 Covert Avenue
A permit for debris cleanup has been issued, work started Monday, March 22 and will continue for a few weeks.

Site Fence
The contractor will be cleaning up around the general site area and securing the fence to help stop it from falling during wind storms. The Village has reached out to Nassau County asking for an alternate design for the sidewalk closures if possible. Once we hear back, this information will be posted.

Further updates will be shared once they have been confirmed.
Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]rg.

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February 22, 2021

43 – 61 Covert Avenue

The remaining debris cleanup has been delayed by the inclement weather we’ve received recently and will continue once the site is safe for working.

The property owner’s architect will be presenting the plan for reconstruction to the Architectural Review Board at the meeting occurring this Wednesday, February 24th at 8:00 pm via Zoom. Details can be found on the Village website events page if you would like to join the meeting.
https://fpvillage.org/event-directory/

41 Covert Avenue

The loss is still under review by the owner’s insurance company therefore cleanup cannot commence until it is resolved.

Further updates will be shared once they have been confirmed.
Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]

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January 27, 2021

43–61 Covert Avenue
The asbestos abatement is now complete.   There is approximately 2 weeks’ worth of general clean up remaining.  The architect has performed some preliminary site investigations but must return once the full cleanup is complete before they can finalize the repair/rebuild plans.

41 Covert Avenue
All asbestos testing has come back negative.  The loss is still under review by the owner’s insurance company therefore cleanup cannot commence until it is resolved.

Further updates will be shared once they have been confirmed.

Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected].


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December 23, 2020

The abatement contractor has run into delays due to the cold weather and last snowstorm.  They have shut down the site today for the holiday and will resume on December 30th.  Likely the abatement will be complete mid-January and then the next phase of cleanup will commence. The extent of removals still has not been fully determined since the architect is in the process of studying the structure and code requirements for repairs and/or re-build.  Updates will be posted once they have been confirmed.

Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]


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December 7, 2020

Today, the contractor completed their staging and dumpster delivery at 43-61 Covert Avenue.  Starting tomorrow, 12/08/20 asbestos abatement and debris removal will commence for the existing structure.  The work during this first stage will involve abatement of roof flashing and some pipe insulation as well as removal of any loose debris accumulated as a result of the fire.  This phase will take place for approximately 2-1/2 weeks.  There will be a decontamination trailer and a dumpster located at the north west side of the property for this duration.  Dumpster delivery and pickup will occur almost daily.  Daily crew setup will occur every weekday around 7 am, and noisy work will not start until 8 am per the Village Ordinance.

All abatement will be contained and monitored to ensure safety for all surrounding areas, the contractor is required to follow all state and local regulations. 

Once the abatement and debris removal is completed, demolition will begin for the fire damaged structure early in the new year.  The extent of removals has not yet been fully determined since the architect is in the process of studying the structure and code requirements for the re-build.  Updates will be posted once they have been confirmed.

Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]


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December 2, 2020

Starting the week of December 7, 2020 asbestos abatement and debris removal will commence for the existing structure located at 43-61 Covert Avenue.  The work during this first stage will involve abatement of roof flashing and some pipe insulation as well as removal of any loose debris accumulated as a result of the fire.  This phase will take place for approximately 2 weeks.  There will be a decontamination trailer and a dumpster located at the north west side of the property for this duration.  Starting as early as this week, asbestos abatement notices will be posted around the site as required by the NYS Department of Labor.  All abatement will be contained and monitored to ensure safety for all surrounding areas, the contractor is required to follow all state and local regulations. 

Once the abatement and debris removal is completed, demolition will begin for the fire damaged structure.  The extent of removals has not yet been fully determined since the architect is in the process of studying the structure and code requirements for the re-build.  Updates will be posted once they have been confirmed.

Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions or concerns from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 516.326.6319 or [email protected]

Regards,
Renee Marcus, AIA
Superintendent of Buildings