what is going down on Venable Street?

10/01/2006 1:24 PM by

The long-empty brick house at 2205 Venable Street, built in 1915, was pushed over yesterday after part of an exterior wall apparently collapsed during Thursday evening’s storm. This despite an owner interested in renovation?

We’ve been told that there was an interested buyer for this property, a buyer months into the process of getting the correct paperwork taken care of for such a project — a buyer now out thousands of dollars in fees to an architect. The way we hear it, the city is slow on the paperwork and awful quick to tear down a 90-year-old building…

2205 Venable Street (2004) (city GIS info)

2205 Venable Street (Oct. 2006)

Also on that block is a house with what looks like a tarp for a wall. Observe the pile of bricks at the base of that ‘wall’.



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