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1900 Washington Ave Appears Salvageable, But Too Soon To Be Certain

January 22, 2016 Downtown, Featured, Real Estate 1 Comment

Monday afternoon I was at home writing, looking up from the computer screen it looked foggy outside. A quick check of my email was a Nextdoor.com message from a neighbor asking what was on fire. Ah — smoke — not fog. My first thought was the building at 17th & Locust.

Despite the cold, I decided to have a quick look to see. From 18th & Locust I could see emergency equipment at 19th, the #97 MetroBus, usually on Washington, was rerouted to Locust. So I headed North to see where Washington was blocked.

Looking West from 18th & Washington Ave at 2pm on on January 18th
Looking West from 18th & Washington Ave at 2pm on on January 18th
Six minutes later looking West toward 17th & Locust
Six minutes later looking West toward 17th & Locust
The next morning (10:45am) we drove by for a quick look. Click image for map
The next morning (10:45am) we drove by for a quick look. Click image for map
The old layers of the roof are gone
The old layers of the roof are gone
This is how 1900 Washington looked in February 2012
This is how 1900 Washington looked in February 2012

The good news is the walls appear to be sound. Monday afternoon owner Pete Rothschild replied to my earlier email, indicating they’ll know more once the engineers In a followup on Wednesday he said:

The goal and likely outcome is that we’ll still do the project. There are a million moving parts, and it’s going to be quite a while until I really know if that’s possible.

I look forward to the day 1900 Washington is fully renovated and occupied.

— Steve Patterson

 

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  1. Adam says:

    wow, that’s a ton of damage. i’m trying to remain hopeful but i have a bad feeling about this… it also really sucks to hear that “it’s going to be quite a while” given that they were a few weeks away from starting work on it. i’m probably paranoid, but well-timed fires like this always make me a little suspicious.

     

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