about numerous times -- it was owned by the city, was supposed to be auctioned but wasn't, and then finally was.
It's been sitting with nothing happening to it for awhile, but finally there's some work being done: as you can see they've stripped out the inside (it's just a shell now) and there's a sign out front that says a bank is financing construction.
Glad to see this, as the place was an eyesore on an otherwise nice block, and it was crazy that the city would own an abandoned house rather than sell it to someone who would fix it up. Thankfully, it seems like that's now happening.
Do you know of any abandoned houses? Let me know, newcolumbiaheights(at)gmail(dot)com