University files 2010 Campus Plan, nixes 1789 block housing
Earlier today, Georgetown University filed its 2010 Campus Plan with the District of Columbia’s Zoning Commission.
“The plan reflects our fundamental commitments to academic quality, strengthening on-campus community life, protecting and preserving environmental resources and being a good neighbor,” President John DeGioia said in a University press release.
Aspects of the plan include enhancing academic and recreational spaces, more walkways, and places for buses to turn around on campus.
Additions to Lauinger Library and renovations in New South to create more student space are also a part of the plan. Both were part of the 2000 plan, but were not completed.
Conceding to neighborhood complaints, the University removed the proposed 1789 Block of new student housing and adding to the height of the chimney for the heating and cooling plant. Both were major concerns of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, which they wrote about in their special edition newsletter against the Campus Plan.