Monday, June 13, 2016

213 Bates Street NW

You probably can't tell from the photo that the yellow "vacant" sticker is being held up with tape. I don't expect that to stay on long.
This house is owned by Enanu Z Dixon Trustee since about 2005 for $525,000, according to the DC Tax Assessment database. However, I noticed that this is not listed as being taxed at the vacant rate. I can only guess it was a normal occupied house up until a certain point because since 2005 the tax payments were normal amounts, not something that looks like the vacant rate. I don't know why. DCRA found the house vacant in 2013, 2014, and 2015. This year it is blighted. Yet, it is not charged at the higher vacant tax rate.
Looking at DCRA's PIVS Application, there are 2 permits for the property, from 2004 and 2005, so nothing in the last decade. There was a Stop Work Order issued in 2015, so that might explain the gut job I saw when I looked though the windows and saw no framing or 2nd floor or rear windows.

2 comments:

SS LeSane said...

I love the blog! Its very interesting and informative. How do I get in contact with you? I have questions about some of these vacant properties. Not this one in particular but others in the city.

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