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 Sliding from Before to After

Just a little photo offering of how things look near the intersection of 4th Street and Virginia Avenue SE today, where actual excavation for the new Virginia Avenue Tunnel is just getting underway.
Above Left: Looking east into the fresh excavation from 4th. Above Right: Looking west from 5th, with the excavation at left and a "scenic" vista directly ahead.
Above Left: The actual excavation, just east of 4th. Above Right: The view down 4th from north of the freeway. Watch for daytime road closures over the next few days/weeks of 4th from here to I Street.
Above: There's a reason the houses in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue are referred to as "front-row residences." (Though note that this is not tunnel excavation, but work on the temporary sidewalk and driveway in this block.)
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JD says: (10/5/15 4:13 PM)
I also note (though belatedly, thanks to not-especially speedy sales data feeds) that CSX now apparently owns one of the front-line houses, at the corner of 3rd and Virginia, having bought it in the spring for $950,000.



SWag says: (10/5/15 9:54 PM)
Also of interest - Forrest City is marketing the sale of building 202, with a call for offers in 10 days. Condos or hotels possible according to WBJ.


JD says: (10/5/15 9:59 PM)
Thanks for stepping on my toes. ;) I have a post on this going up tomorrow.

(Y'all have to give me at least 24 hours before you decide I've missed something!)

Edit: I'm just whining, don't mind me.


SWag says: (10/6/15 8:31 AM)
I'm sorry :( I just get so excited!!


jg says: (10/6/15 8:57 AM)
CSX bought the house from some very vocal opponents of the tunnel work. Lots of rumors about side deals and NDAs. The sale price is well below the ~$1.1M recent comparable sales for that Capitol Quarter model (construction impact on value notwithstanding).

Chuck, of "Coffee with Chuck" fame, supposedly stays there during the week. I'm sure it's cozier than the Courtyard.


jg says: (10/6/15 8:58 AM)
I should add that the rumors are just that - rumors. I'm not implying anyone did anything wrong.


JD says: (10/6/15 9:05 AM)
@jg, On the home sale, I was unable to craft a comment mentioning who the selling parties were without it sounding in any way catty, judgmental, etc., so I gave up. Thanks for stepping in. :-)

@SWag, don't feel bad, you are just unfortunate enough to have wandered into the minefield of my nebulous blogging pride, where I don't want people to think I don't find stuff on my own (and perhaps also don't want people to "spoil" a post I have in the hopper) and yet of course am totally thankful for the help if it's something I didn't see. Those of you with wives may be familiar with the sort of tiptoeing necessary to deal with this!


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