New construction brings strife at Abbotts Square
Owners of Eric Blumenfeld's condos say he's breaking a construction agreement. The developer says he wishes the condo association would work with him, rather than fight him.
A lawsuit filed by the Abbotts Square Condominium Association accuses the developer of violating terms of a 2013 agreement that his firm signed about the construction of new apartments, replacing the condo's gated, upper-level parking garage.
"We're not just complaining about construction noises at 2 o'clock in the morning. We're not talking about inconveniences," said Carol Klein, a former president of the Abbotts Square Condominium Association's executive board.
Blumenfeld called his relationship with the condo association "dysfunctional."
Perri, the L&I Commissioner, personally toured Abbotts Square at least twice after Klein emailed him.