Thursday, September 2, 2020
In the past several years, we have had our share of bikes stolen from the bike cages. Finally, the KRA was able to convenience management to install a warning sign, fix the gate to automatically close and secure the gate, and to add additional lighting. However, according to Ms. Dana Shu, our Regional Portfolio Manager, the Ownership has refused to install video monitoring, which the KRA has requested since the cages were installed and after the first few bikes were stolen.
in addition, the KRA has been going back-and-forth with the DC Government to determine why the second bike cage was turned into storage. The on-site manager claims the DC Government gave the building permission to move bikes out of the second cage and use it for a shop/storage area. As of September 1, 2020, Mr. Aaron Goldbeck, at the DDOT, is still waiting on a copy of the DC Government’s written approval that would allow the building to close one of the cages for bike storage and use if for building storage.
Four years ago, when there was no bike storage cage, a drawing for the one cage was presented to the DC Government who rejected the plan, indicating that based on the number of units in the building and the number of parking spaces, the building needed twice the space for a bike cage. So, it was back to the drawing board and the building was required to double the space, and two (2) cages were installed.
Mr. Goldbeck stated that during all of the years in his position he has never known of the DC Government to reverse such a decision and asked that we obtain a copy of any such release document, or he would be turning the matter over to DCRA to investigate.