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Common Questions

The demolition of an environmentally impacted building is a complicated process.  Our goal is to give the most up-to-date information about the project on this site, changing the information as the plan changes and evolves.  Please check back often for updates, and subscribe to the site to have the updates delivered to your inbox.  

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What is the history of the building?

2329 Champlain Street has served as a Dodge dealership, a taxi repair stand, and the home of the "Brass Knob" architectural salvage store over the last 50 years or so.  Since the environmental issues were discovered in the early 2000's, the building has sat vacant pending the environmental cleanup.      


Why has the building sat vacant for so long?

With so many stakeholders, it is sometimes difficult to build a consensus around a given plan.  Our ownership group, BP, and the District Department of the Environment need to agree as to the best way to clean up the contamination and protect both the neighborhood and the future occupants of the building.  With the current plan described here, we believe we are on track to create that consensus plan and clean up the site once and for all.  


What happens after the site is cleaned up?

The priority for the current team is the successful clean-up of the building while prioritizing worker safety.  Once the site is clean, our goal is to design a structure that honors the building that currently occupies the lot by using similar materials to the ones that are currently in the building.  The site has zoning approval for 31 units with 11 parking spaces.  We will do our best to reuse some of the stone in the facade for use in the new building, but we cannot guarantee the successful salvage of the stone due to the environmental conditions in the building.  The successful cleanup of the site for the benefit of the neighborhood and future occupants of the building as well as worker safety are our priorities.  

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