Wardman house in danger
Fast forward to 2001-2002 and Behzad Hosseinkhani buys the place $110K. In 2008 the house went on the market with very little (no) improvement for $368,000. Apparently didn't sell. Also in it seems the city seemed to figure out the place was vacant and began charging at that rate (Sq. 519 lot 54 PDF). That winter, the owner began digging out a basement and gutting the place.
This month on the 28th the owner is going to the BZA to throw a 3rd, 4th if you count the brand new basement, floor. Something I previously mentioned. Now a HD won't help because a) there isn't any time for it, and b) I'd fight it. Besides I don't care what door, or windows the owner puts in, nor do I care about the fencing or if he replaces the slate tiles with something picked up at Home Depot. You can undo windows and doors by swtiching them out. Removing a floor that was an utter mistake, much, much harder.
What I do care about is overcrowding. Unlike the white and pink house, which has a scant backyard, with theoretical parking, 1721 has no backyard. The pink house already (note electrical meter) 3 units, and that must be crowded enough.
The other thing I care about is having another failed project sitting around. Wander over to the pop up on the 1500 block of 3rd Street. Has anyone ever lived in that thing post-pop? And the piece of crap on the 300 block of P Street, across from the billboards. A project the developers made so complicated and threw on an extra floor (complicating it further) that it was doomed without some sucker willing to keep throwing money into it. These are two failed developer driven projects.