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Owners of former Iron City brewing complex could be fined for demolition

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By Bob Bauder

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 4:42 p.m.

The owners of the former Iron City Brewery complex face a $155 penalty for tearing down part of a smokestack on the Lawrenceville property without a permit, the mayor's office said Thursday.

This would be the second time Pittsburgh has penalized Collier Development for unpermitted work on the site.

Marissa Doyle, spokeswoman for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, said the company had a certificate from the city's Historical Review Commission to do smokestack restoration, but failed to obtain a building permit. She said the Bureau of Building Inspection stopped work on the stack Wednesday after being notified of the situation.

Tim Frew, Collier's onsite consultant, said the company took down about 20 feet of the brick stack, which was damaged by a lightning strike. He said he was unaware the permit was required before replacement work began.

The company could be fined up to $1,000 per day if it continues to work without a permit. Frew said he applied for one on Wednesday.

In August a judge fined Collier $20,000 for tearing down two buildings on the site without a permit.

 

 

 
 


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