I've been alerted to what has happened to that thin little strip of land on the 1400 block of 3rd St. NW. It has changed hands.... right after it got a zoning variance...
I mentioned the request back in April. It went before the BZA in June as case "18355 ANC-5C01 Application of Arthur Marques Kalil and Lolanda Tappin, pursuant to 11 DCMR § 3103.2, for a variance from the lot area and lot width requirements under section 401, to construct a new flat (two-family dwelling) in the R-4 District at premises 1400 block of 3rd Street, N.W. (Square 553W, Lot 804)." Tappin is the old owner, Kalil is the new.
And just this month it was sold for $110,000
Reading the transcript there seemed to be absolutely no action from neighbors, no protest or anything from the ANC. Also in the transcript the soon to be owner, when asked if he bothered to talk to the neighbors, he responded, "I'm still a full time student in graduate school and I barely have the time, but --" Anyway the variance was approved, 5-0-0.
If you want to view the case, go to the BZA website and plug in the case number.
There are two small vacant lots up for sale in the TC, one on 1st St and the other on Richardson. At least with Richardson, there is a history of neighbors being active and influencing the shape of the neighborhood.