DCRA Works Quickly to Address Unsafe Retaining Wall

3540 Park Place, NW

With age and all the wet weather we’ve had this summer, the retaining wall at 3540 finally gave out and I was alerted to safety issues it created by blocking the sidewalk. I immediately contacted DCRA to alert them to this issue, especially as the property has been vacant for several years. In addition to needing to remove the stone from the sidewalk to restore pedestrian safety, I expressed additional concern that the earth behind the wall could continue to collapse onto the sidewalk if the wall wasn’t fixed.

I have to give DCRA credit for addressing this issue quickly. They visited the property yesterday and determined that the site shall be posted for immediate abatement. DCRA’s Abatement team is going today to remove the rocks, and are also proceeding with a contractor to secure the wall.

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2 Comments on “DCRA Works Quickly to Address Unsafe Retaining Wall”

  1. Patrick Says:

    A trash truck hit the retaining wall, which is why it fell. That house has been vacant for a long while.

  2. Anon Says:

    Glad to see the awful conduct of D.C. Garbage crews getting some attention. They routinely break bottles in our alley and leave the glass laying on the ground. Harmful for pets, children and (flat!) car tires.


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