Dear PoPville – Help with an Abandoned Construction Site Next to my House

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm 18 Comments


Dear PoPville,

I need your help, i’m the owner of 1007 Florida Ave NE. About 2 years ago construction started in the lots immediately next to my house at 1009 and 1011 Florida Ave NE. However, the site has been left abandoned by inexperienced Virginia developers leaving a 30 X 60 ft gaping hole that is an eyesore, a cause of significant health concerns and a massive safety issue.

I’ve reached out to my ANC 6A01 rep, Tommy Wells Office, DCRA and the Mayors office asking for assistance in dealing with this owner, but i’ve gotten nowhere.

I’ve been very amenable to work with with the owners in order to complete this project. I signed authorization documents and were very patient as they repaired damage they caused to our home. I’ve been in contact with the owners and have listened to repeated instance that construction will commence when permit issues are resolved. Two years later still no building and now no plan to complete the long abandoned project.

The attached pictures show the lots and since they are open holes after any rain they become a haven for mosquito’s in the summer. This causes an issue for the entire neighborhood.



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