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Haysha Deitsch, the contentious landlord of the Prospect Park Residence retirement home, is following through with plans to construct an 11-story condo on the site of two auto body shops at 243 and 245 Fourth Avenue. The developer filed demolition permits at the site this week with plans to move ahead with a 16-unit building with a private roof deck, pet spa and children's playroom designed by Karl Fischer, DNAinfo reports. Deitsch paid about $10 million for the two properties along Fourth Avenue between Carroll and President streets and filed plans for the site in September.
Deitsch has gained recognition in the past years for going to war against the residents of the Prospect Park Residence retirement home, which he owns. The facility first announced it would be shutting abruptly, giving the elderly 90 days to vacate, in March 2014. Most moved out at that time but those who remained filed an ongoing lawsuit. Deitsch tried to sell the building to Sugar Hill Capital for $76.5 million, but the deal crumbled when Deitsch wasn't able to deliver it vacant.
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· All 243 Fourth Avenue coverage [Curbed]