Ledo property to be demolished?
In February of this year I learned that 433 Mass Ave, which is commonly referred to as the Ledo Pizza property, was an unsecured shell. An entire rear wall was missing leaving the interior exposed to the elements and vagrants. Additionally the neglectful owners had left a dumpster and chain link fence protruding over 20ft into the public sidewalk space.
Photo of Ledo property from Feb 2009
At that time Councilmember Tommy Wells office, MPD and other DC agencies were contacted about this unsafe and blighted property. The issue has recently come to a head. Rumors I’ve heard is that the District government has notified the property owner that they will demolish the building.
The owner has in turn finally scrambled into action to get the property up to code. The chain link fence and the dumpster have been removed and sod grass has been laid down in the public space. As the most egregious structural defects were never visible from street (i.e. the missing rear wall) I’m not sure if they’ve been remedied yet. Should be interesting to see how this unfolds.
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