By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
ANSONIA >> The Hamden developer who faced stiff fines for failure to clean up the blighted eyesore he bought in 2013 has nearly completed remediation of the property, just days before a city-imposed deadline.
Moustapha Diakhate of Washington Management Co. LLC. told city officials Thursday he plans to be finished with his remediation plan by the Jan. 31 deadline.
“He said everything will be done by the weekend,” said Economic Development Director Sheila O’Malley. “We would consider an extension due to weather-related issues if he asks, but it appears he may not need one.”
AdvertisementDiakhate and the city reached an agreement last month that required Diakhate to button up the 10-acre abandoned Farrel property he purchased downtown in January 2013. The blighted eyesore was riddled with graffiti, overgrown brush and broken windows, and city officials feared the property would become home to squatters, as the perimeter wasn’t fenced.
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