From the December 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
In late October, construction on a high-end condo building at 2140 Wisconsin Ave. spurred next-door neighbor Oscar Amurrio, the proprietor of Eight Brothers Development (2138 Wisconsin Ave.), to shore up his building’s foundation—and that, in turn, led to a stop work order for Amurrio.
“My walls were cracking,” says Amurrio, who showed us about a dozen six– to 12–inch cracks in the plaster around his house’s front windows. “I had to do emergency work to underpin my house.” Amurrio excavated and placed cement and rebar not only under his current structure, but along the perimeter of a future front addition, he says. City officials visited the site and ordered Amurrio to stop until proper permits were obtained. That’s fine with Amurrio, he says, now that his building is stable. Amurrio says he is now working with an architect to design an addition with a limestone-and-glass façade.
The construction at 2140 Wisconsin Ave. was not cited by the city in the matter, and its developer, Zak Elyasi, denies that his project had anything to do with Amurrio’s cracks or his actions. “Everything that I’m doing, I’m doing correctly, and it has passed inspection,” Elyasi says. “It’s textbook. My permits are all in place.” The building at 2140 Wisconsin Ave. will be a modern, glass-front structure with eight condominium units. It is expected to be completed in mid-2014.