It started at 7 a.m. Tuesday – a series of loud booms rang across the neighborhood. The source was a mystery, and the noise, heard at least as far north as Davenport Street, sent people scurrying to their computers to search for an explanation.
Suspect #1 was the Park Van Ness project at 4455 Connecticut. It’s been the source of construction noise for months now, but nothing like this. Sally Gresham, the ANC commissioner whose single member district includes the Park Van Ness site, set to investigating the cause.
Our detective soon discovered that Park Van Ness was a red herring. Clark Construction and BF Saul representatives at the job site told her they were not the culprits. Who, then?
Enter Suspect #2, just down the street. UDC’s new student center is under construction at Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street. ANC 3F’s Adam Tope thinks this has something to do with the geothermal wells being drilled at the site. We’ve contacted UDC for more information on what’s happening at the work site, as well as the timing and duration of the noise.
Edit: And Suspect #2 has been cleared. We have a new suspect, thanks to another detective on the case.