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Some blocks that feel more vacant than not

William Gibson was probably not thinking about this corner of our little city when he said that “the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed”. Rolling up 32nd/33rd/34th from P Street to T Street is like going back in time to an urban geography that was significantly more common up here just 5 or 6 years ago.

While a wave of new construction and renovations in the past 10 years has really cut down on the vacant stock in much of the area, there are still some blocks that feel more vacant than not. One of these is a core at the north end of where Church Hill North starts to become Oakwood.

Church Hill North was identified as the most vacant neighborhood in the city in 2009 and 2010, with almost 150 vacant houses and lots and a vacancy rate of over 11%. Recent years have seen Habitat for Humanity’s Pillars at Oakmont, Better Housing Coalition’s Beckstoffer’s, and other smaller projects really fill in some of the gaps.

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1120 N 33rd Street
1120 N 33rd Street

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1202 N 33rd Street
1202 N 33rd Street

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1208 N 33rd Street
1208 N 33rd Street

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1210 N 33rd Street
1210 N 33rd Street

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1300 block of N 33rd Street
1300 block of N 33rd Street

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1300 block of N 33rd Street (2)
1300 block of N 33rd Street (2)

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1300 block of N 33rd Street (1)
1300 block of N 33rd Street (1)

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908 North 33rd Street
908 North 33rd Street

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33rd Street
33rd Street

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33rd Street (2)
33rd Street (2)

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33rd Street (1)
33rd Street (1)

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33rd and T Streets
33rd and T Streets

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1012 N 32nd Street
1012 N 32nd Street

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1016 N 32nd Street
1016 N 32nd Street

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1100 block of N 32nd Steet
1100 block of N 32nd Steet

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1201 N 32nd Steet
1201 N 32nd Steet

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1204 N 32nd Steet
1204 N 32nd Steet

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1213 N 32nd Steet
1213 N 32nd Steet

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1115 N 34th Street
1115 N 34th Street

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1322-1324 N 34th Street
1322-1324 N 34th Street

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2 comments

Terry Peters 11/05/2015 at 10:52 AM

Opportunity is knocking – who will answer?

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Dhm 12/19/2015 at 11:43 AM

I may be moving to Richmond and would like to know more about this area and about your group. I have rehabbed a 1923 cottage in an area with few vacant houses

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