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When the Lofts 14 condo development on Church Street NW is completed next year, it’s supposed to augment neighborhood parking with a three-level underground garage. But earlier this month, four
Logan Circle residents got their own subterranean spots in advance: As crews excavated for the project, the alley between Church and Q Streets tipped,
lowering parking spots along it about 2 feet. “With all the rain and activity this summer, the alley settled at an angle,
and the city asked us to fill it in,” says Mike Rickets, of the loft project’s developer, Metropolis Development Co. The displaced parkers were housed on Metropolis’ own lot, Rickets says, while workers leveled the alley. A permanent fix will come when the project is done. “The whole alley gets replaced,” Rickets says. Anne Ray