Orange asks Zoning Commission to veto 2010 Campus Plan
On Monday, newly-elected Councilman Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) wrote the Zoning Commission to ask them to reject Georgetown University’s 2010 Campus Plan.
The councilman also added his support to the ANC 2E and Office of Planning demand that the University house 100 percent of its undergraduates on campus.
“I urge the Zoning Commission to assure that any plan adopted by Georgetown University for 2010-2020 protects the nearby communities fully,” Orange wrote. “I support the position taken by ANC 2E in this case including the key request, recommended by the Office of Planning as well, that the University provide sufficient beds so that all of the University’s undergrads can be housed on campus.”
Throughout his campaign for the D.C. Council seat, Orange maintained strong ties with the ANC and other Georgetown community organizations. Hope Solomon, daughter of ANC 2E Vice-Chairman Ed Solomon, held a fundraiser for Orange last month.
“I know what happens when students move into the community,” Orange said in a February candidate forum. “It’s parties every single day.”
The full letter is after the jump.
h/t Georgetowner [Editors Note: Nico Dodd is a former Vox Editor]