I have filed a request for project takeover which can be seen here:
It'll take awhile before anything really happens though because it takes time to proccess stuff like this.
Hmm, the SF support staff seem a little confused. They seem to think that you're asking to start a different project with the same unix name, rather than taking over the existing project.
I mean it says "Abandoned project takeover" right in the subject and everything... :-/
Yeah, I guess it's better just to start a new project.