[Mintwood-place] Four Ward One Home Again Properties Ready for Renovation
grahamwone at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 09:43:36 PDT 2007
Four Home Again properties in Ward One will finally be renovated after
several years of disrepair and neglect.
I introduced emergency legislation early this week to move these properties
along. These properties, at long last, will finally be renovated:
- 1915 6th St, NW
- 902-904 T St, NW
- 744 Harvard St, NW
- 1428 Perry Pl, NW
In 2004 there was a horrendous fire at 1428 Perry Place, NW. I know this
because I was there. In September of that same year Home Again seized the
property through eminent domain. A year later DCRA issued fines for housing
code violations. Another year after that a developer was ready to begin
construction -- with work permits – but still nothing. Three years went by
and the property was still in a state of disrepair.
There were several missteps and Home Again missed a deadline.
744 Harvard St, NW was another headache for neighbors in Ward One. Since
2002 neighbors have endured increased vermin and water damage because of the
disrepair. This began over 5 years ago! I argued with the Fire Marshall on
the steps to shut this building down – so it's been a long hard fight. Again,
year after year went by -- and nothing.
Although I am pleased by the progress, much work needs to be done to improve
Councilmember Jim Graham
I typically answer emails before 9 AM on weekdays. If you email me after
that, it is likely that you will hear from me the next weekday. If there is
a need to communicate prior to that, you may wish to call me.
Jim Graham, Councilmember, Ward One, 1350 Pa. Ave., NW, #105, Washington, DC
20004. 202-724-8181; 202-724-8109 (fax).
Chairman, Committee on Public Works and the Environment (including alcohol
regulation). Main Committee Number: 202-724-8195. 1350 Pa. Ave., NW, #116,
Washington, DC 20004.
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