We learned last week that time is running out for 185 Ocean Ave, the former home of Planet PLG creator Dan Canale and his family. For those who are not clued in to the unfolding drama, a developer purchased the property and intends to demolish the house. We're not against new development, but as a community we've got to make sure that this developer doesn't build some ugly piece of crap on the lot. The other photo above, taken at the corner of Bedford and Parkside Aves, represents the antithesis of what would be a welcome addition to PLG's architectural variety because it has no style and is ugly.
It would be horrible to flank Prospect Park with a hideous structure. How does one unearth building plans to find out what this developer plans to do? If the plan includes something hideous, what can be done about it?