A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.
The land behind the site is contaminated from the old dry cleaner that would pour out the cleaning clemicals. DC knows this is an issue the person who buys the property will have to remove the soil. The district estimated the cost to be close to 100K about two years ago. This is a very valauble property however the clean up could cost more. About 5 years ago, DC offered the site to a developer if he would clean it up for $1.00. However, the developer walked away citing environmental issues.
Wonder how much of that contaminated soil has affected the Wylie St garden soil.
Wait, someone could have had property in the middle of the thriving H Street corridor for $1 in 2007 and the developer walked away because it'd cost $100,000 to clean up? What the heck? Where else in DC can buy a corner property with built in foot traffic for $100,001? Sure, there were way fewer bars in 2007, but surely even the most myopic developer saw the writing on the wall, no?
Completely off-topic, but any idea if the Atlas Performing Arts Center will have a summer movie series this year like it has in years past? I was really looking forward to that this year but haven't heard anything about it yet, which leads me to believe it might not be happening.
h-street resident,That garden has raised beds, so I'm assuming that the was brought in in bags.
I think the space should be a combo Whole Foods/Trader Joe's with a gym. I insist the community be involved at every step, but want it opened instantly. And I'm already mad at the corrupt politicians and burdensome bureaucratic for interfering. It just had to be said.
Wylie Street here. Yep, we put a liner at the bottom of the bed, then fill it with soil/compost bought from HomeDepot.
That corner has "Full Yum" written all over it.
Man I hope a pizza joint of some sort opens up here...
wigshop,can we get a Fro Yo and a Robecks in that complex too?
Environmental issues or not, this property should be sold at a premium. Make 'em pay!
@ wylie coyote - I moved to the neighborhood in 2006. Back in 2007, I don't think anyone envisioned this much progress on H Street. It's come a long way since then!
Bring back Danny's and Good Danny's!!!
Since the NE branch library on Maryland Ave will be closed for renovations for a year (or more, given that we're talking about DC) why not reopen this as a satellite library?
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