What's the responsibility for maintenance when a property owner installs an appurtenance in the public space for use by all?
The Apollo Apartment building on H Street NE--the building where the Whole Foods Supermarket is located--also has apartments on the back side of the property, on I Street NE. Adjacent to the bike racks they installed, they put in a seemingly high quality public rated bicycle pump, by Cyclehoop.
But it's broken. I discovered this a couple weeks ago and had to walk my bike over to Florida Avenue NE to reflate the tire that I tried to add air to there.
I informed them by email, never got a response, and the pump is still broken, with no sign on it saying it is out of order.
I guess I should report it to 311. But how do they handle service requests on "street furniture" in the public space that is not maintained by the city?