@DCRA tweeted the good news Friday:
“Yesterday, we issued bldg permits for the reconstruction of 3145 Mt Pleasant St NW.”
On March 13th 2008 a reader alerted us to the sadness:
“We are homeless.
the former residents of 3145 mt pleasant st. washington, dc
(it burnt down)”
Another resident writes:
“i was living on the first floor, the fire started in the basement. i saw the fire started on some machinery, after i put a extinguisher on it, it kept reigniting, by the time the fire engines showed up, the first basement was out of control.”
On March 17th 2008 a reader updated us:
“I can only imagine what those without renters insurance are going through but the community has come together to help make things a bit easier. Unfortunately no phone calls have been returned/and no statement has been made from the management company/owners of the building (just goes to show you how concerned they are). We hope all the other residents are doing well.”
It’s been a long time.
You can read all back posts on the former Deauville, now the Monseñor Romero Apartments here.