After a month of searching and two months of negotiation, we just closed on the lot today!  Thanks to the transfer the DC government received over $3000 in back taxes owed by the seller.  We hope to be much better stewards of this space than the previous owner, and engage neighbors on the project.  The April priorities are to:
  • reach out to the local ANC Commissioner and the neighborhood association
  • stop illegal parking on the lot, which has been an annoyance to adjoining neighbors
  • get a DCRA permit to remove broken concrete around the lot to decrease rainfall runoff and improve the lot appearance
  • stake out the initial site layout based on the site plan
  • get 10+ large fruit trees in the ground before spring is over
  • complete the Pepco power hookup

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  1. YAY! Those bikes look right at home.

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  2. I knew if Lee Pera was involved in this good things would happen. Can’t wait to find out the next steps. Congrats!

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  3. Congrats!!! Sounds like you’re moving right along.

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  4. Lee – This is wonderful news!! I can’t wait to get out there and see the site in person. Janet

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  5. Congrats! This is awesome.
    Praj

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  6. [...] 2011 – Brian closes on the Boneyard Studios Lot.  We knock on neighbors’ doors to introduce ourselves and flyer the neighborhood houses to [...]

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  7. Amazing. I would love to fly-out and help.

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