Thursday, April 17, 2014
Alley Blues Behind the 1300 Block of H Street
This alley needs some serious help. Photo courtesy of Andrew Hysell
I received a plea that I help spread the word about the condition of the alley on the south side of the 1300 block of H Street. The situation is fully explained below, but you can clearly see the extent of the problem in the photos. BTW, there are homes in this alley.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Hysell
I'm the ANC Commissioner for 6a06 which includes the 1300 block of H. I've been working for three years with residents to get DDOT to fix this alley. It's literally collapsing into the ground with the water pipes breaking just last month. My constituents and I worked with Valor, the developer of the new 14th and Maryland property, to pledge some matching funds to help fix the alley. In addition, business owners have been raising concerns directly with DDOT and Wells. Still, the City has not prioritized this, so I reached out to the local DC media outlets and got John Hanaran from Fox5 to come out (he is a reporter that has been there since before Fox bought the affiliate in the 1980's).