Posts Tagged ‘citizens association of georgetown’

Georgetown, Neighborhood Swear They Just Need One More Week to Agree on Campus Plan

Two months ago, Georgetown and the neighborhood that's been fighting its campus plan asked the Zoning Commission for a 60-day extension to hash things out. They haven't quite resolved their differences yet, but figure they'll be able to do so in just one more week.
A letter from Georgetown, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, the Burleith Citizens [...]

Burleith: Just Slightly More of a Rental Ghetto Than Everywhere Else

Members of the citizens groups fighting against campus plans recently submitted by Georgetown and American Universities were none too happy that WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi included only university spokespeople in a Monday program on the subject. Before it started, the program's web page gathered more comments than probably any in WAMU's history, and the station was [...]

Community Kills New Housing in Georgetown Campus Plan

I'm a bit late to this, but thought it worth re-pointing out that in its campus plan submission to the Zoning Commission, Georgetown University dropped two major things in response to community concerns: Additional graduate student housing on the "1789 block," between 36th and 37th Street, and a proposed 83-foot-tall "chimney extension."
The organized opposition's greatest [...]

Evans to Burleithians: I Basically Can’t Help You

For months now, Georgetowners and Burleithians have been mustering against their local university's 10-year-plan, which involves expanding the graduate student body without adding more while adding little on-campus housing*. It's an existential struggle: Residents of these leafy, genteel neighborhoods fear the conversion of single family homes into rowdy rentals, because God knows what comes after [...]

What to Do With Excess Georgetown Students

The Times writes today about colleges finding creative ways to increase the size of their student body without building more housing–turns out a real estate crash is a good reason to lease private buildings for kids to live in, rather than expand the university's real estate portfolio. Georgetown University, of course, is in a tougher [...]