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Georgetown residents concerned about planned condo project

The construction could lead to slope soil falling

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In Georgetown, developer Altus Realty Partners plans on replacing an Exxon station, located at 3601-3607 M Street NW, with a five-story condo building. While the developer hopes to break ground in 2018, these plans are already being met with much pushback from residents in the community.

The Georgetown Dish reported that ANC 2E voted 6-0 this past Tuesday, criticizing the design of the project as well as its potential impact on homes located on Prospect Street NW, directly above the site. In a 2014 letter to Prospect Street neighbors, Robert Neubauer of Neubauer Consulting Engineers wrote that the vibrations from the construction could result in slope soil falling.

According to The Georgetown Dish, the project team has devised a number of concepts that could protect the hill, but the team declined to release what these findings were.

Before any construction can begin, the developer will need approval from the Old Georgetown Board.

Prospect Residents Wary of Condo Plan’s Construction Impact [The Georgetown Dish]