Tearing Down House OK’d
Here’s something you rarely hear in this historic town: “Tear down that house.” Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC2E) at its Oct. 1 meeting approved a raze permit for 3324 Dent Place, N.W. -- and neighbors not only agreed but applauded the decision. The blighted property has been a neighborhood eyesore as well as a safety and health problem for years, added neighbors who spoke of holes in the ruined house and rats, racoons and drug addicts coming and going. During Hurricane Irene in August 2011, a tree fell on the roof of the house, dealing it a “death blow,” said commissioner Ron Lewis, who called the case “extraordinary.” The present owner of the property is Deyi Awadallah of Falls Church, Va., who asked for the permit but has not submitted design plans for a new house on the property. The raze must be approved by the Old Georgetown Board.