Tuesday, April 03, 2007
1512 8th Street, NW
I don't see this property in the DCRA's vacant property listing, so I am going to submit a Vacant property form to report it. DC Code Title 42, Chapter 31A stipulates that vacant buildings shall be adequately maintained and taxed at a higher Class 3. It appears that the property does not conform to the vacant property standards, as the broken windows on the first floor appear unsecured from intruders. Reporting vacant properties and violations of vacant property standards is an important step towards holding the owners accountable for their blight on the neighborhood and towards prompting change.
ANC2F has a committee on Crime and Public Safety which focuses, in part, on enforcing vacant property standards throughout the ANC. The letters and emails it sends to DCRA on the subject are viewable online. Kudos to ANC2f!
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