OK folks, we're got an odd one. A commercial developer building a retial center in three phases. Phase 1, grocery store is up an occupied. Phase 2, multi-tenant strip up and 50% leased at outrageous lease rates. Tenats are slowing moving out to areas with higher traffic counts and lower triple nets. Phase 3 addition to the strip retail is 60% complete, and work ceased on it 6 months ago. The building permit expired 2 months ago and has not been renewed. There are no apparent Code violations, as he has not sought to occupy any portion that in incomplete.
Our options as I see it, from least to most intrusive:
1. Do nothing. Ask the developer secure the site as from being an 'attractive nuisance' but realize that its his right to do with his property as he wishes.
2. Seek court ordered continuation of work or removal of the structure.
3. View it as an economic blight. Consider Community Development Authority condemnation action and recevelopment planning.
Any thoughts or suggestions?