Monday, April 22, 2013
What is Going on at Capitol Hill Oasis?
There appears to me some heavy action going on at the Capitol Hill Oasis (12th & K Street). The site went into foreclosure quite a while back. The project has a long, and not so glorious, history. It went up for auction at some point, and appears to now be owned by the bank. For over six years the owners blocked the sidewalks, forcing pedestrians into the street.
They recently removed the rear metal staircases, replacing them with (what appears to be wooden) ramps. Today they began heavy drilling to break up concrete. I have heard a rumor from a neighbor that the foundation was improperly poured, and the structures are now sinking. No confirmation on that report.