Friday, March 02, 2007

ANC Commissioner breaks new ground

ANC 3F Commissioner Jane Soloman was inspired by broader environmental concerns in suggesting that an erroneously built house in Ward 4 be "deconstructed" rather than demolished.

According to the Washington Post, other jurisdictions have encouraged the expense of additional funds in razing structures to encourage the adaptive re-use of materials such as bricks, windows, shingles, fixtures, etc.

While a traditional demolition would take a few days, this procedure would require 3-4 weeks. However, the example set by the city for environmental stewardship is worth the time.

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