ANC 2E releases details on revised Campus Plan

Earlier today, ANC 2E released the revised 2010 Campus Plan. The move follows yesterday afternoon’s jubilant announcement of a finalized plan, along with the creation of a new Georgetown Community Partnership between the university and its neighbors. It also comes in advance of a special public meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed revisions.

One of the biggest revelations of the 10-year plan is that, well, it’s no longer a 10-year plan. Instead, the plan runs for seven years, beginning retroactively on January 1, 2011 and ending on December 31, 2017. During that time frame, both sides hope to reach a consensus on a new plan that will hold for 20 years thereafter.

Some Highlights

  • Students living in Magis Row townhouses will move on campus by Fall 2013. These residences will become faculty and staff housing.
  • Off-campus living to be treated as a “privilege, not a right.”
  • An additional 450 beds will be added on campus.
  • Undergraduate enrollment will remain capped at 6,675.
  • By Fall of 2025, 90 percent of students will live on campus.
  • Georgetown agrees to discourage students from bringing cars to campus.

Full PDFs of both documents are after the jump. Look for more analysis from Vox on the plan’s consequences later this evening.


Proposed Conditions

Key Elements 2010 Campus Plan Agreement

 

15 Comments on “ANC 2E releases details on revised Campus Plan

  1. What does gutting Magis Row do? It removes good housing for the university(good ON CAMPUS housing, that is) when the students living there were the quietest of the bunch anyway. They thought it was because we made too much noise, but when that stopped and Magis Row was created with their super strict rules about parties and such, that wasn’t enough. Our mere presence on the same street as them was a foul enough stench to throw a hissyfit. They couldn’t accept that they had to look at us every day from the comfort of their own homes.

  2. First, they came for the undergraduate students, and the administration did not speak up. Then, they came for the graduate students, and the administration did not speak up. Then they came for the faculty, and the administration did not speak up. AND THEN THEY CAME FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND EVERYONE CHEERED.

  3. According to the City Paper, Georgetown resident and GU professor Hazel Denton stated ,”We want students who live off campus to not treat this as a right, but an earned privilege.”

    Ah, yes, we want to students to think that they have no civil rights, so we can live our segregationist fantasy.

    Denton: your attitude towards GU students is despicable. Please resign. And move away.

  4. 2020 Campus Plan: Georgetown commits to seal the entirety of its campus, including professors and students, in a sound-proof plexiglass dome. Exit passes from the DPS-patrolled enclosure are treated as a “privilege, not a right.”

    I’m interested to see how confining the 6,000+ undergraduate population to four years of on-campus living can be spun in admissions brochures.

  5. And I always thought living on-campus was supposed to be the privilege…

  6. Yeah, but by fall 2025 the machines will have risen up and taken what is rightfully theirs, so…

  7. Do you all really think this would have been better if it had gone through as a Zoning Commission decision? I’m fairly confident it wouldn’t be.

  8. @Steven

    Magis Row is university owned, but it is not “on-campus”. Google Maps actually has the outline of the campus. It’s the area with the brown background. Magis Row isn’t covered by it.

    I’m generally sympathetic to the students’ views, but getting hysterical about the privilege vs. right issue is too much for me. Seriously get over it. I went to a college that restricted off campus living to a limited number of seniors. It wasn’t a violation of my civil rights. It was a feature of the school I could decide to accept (by attending) or reject (by going somewhere else). You’ll get over it.

  9. @Observer: The issue isn’t whether Georgetown CAN mandate restrictions on living off campus; it can and already does, since first- and second-year students are required to live on-campus. A university can mandate a hell of a lot of things for its students – just look at the rule book for students at VMI or MMI or Bob Jones U. (it of the famous ‘no interracial dating’ rule, only rescinded in the year 2000). The real question is about the propriety of the city and neighborhood associations browbeating a school into imposing such restrictions against its will, knowing full well that such a restriction could never be imposed by the city directly, as it would be a violation of the DC Human Rights Act. No court would impose such a thing either. And the University does not actually want to impose such a thing, as other schools elsewhere might, or else it would have done so long ago. Instead, it comes about as a concession – or, some might say, a capitulation.

  10. I decided to attend this university 3 years ago. Maybe your statement holds true for future students of Georgetown, but not for those returning so as far as I am concerned, it is my right to live off campus.

  11. hahahaha

    keep crying about your “rights” kiddos

  12. Hey, Proud Burleither:

    Forty years ago people said that to members of the black community who wanted to live in affluent white areas. Think on that for a few, and let me know if you still want to “hahahaha” at my civil liberties. We’re not all fortunate enough to be wealthy members of the privileged white elite, you ignoramus.

    -Proud Georgetowner

  13. Woe is the plight of the Georgetown student

    in the shackles of society

    they have trust funds

    but only the alley behind my house to $#@! in

  14. What about the plight of the Georgetown student (such as myself) with out trust funds or “mommy and daddy’s” help? But with an attitude like that, I’m not surprised (or sorry for that matter) that my fellow students have decided to pick the alley behind your house to $#@! in….as a matter of fact I’m disappointed. Disappointed that they did not decide to use your front porch instead. See, I can be a condescending @$$ hole too.

    But in all seriousness, no one can honestly think that the students (who are also residents of the community and DO have a vested interest in its well being) who often pay as much as $60,000 a year to attend a university that gives the neighborhood much of its acclaim should’t have any say in the matter and should just roll over to the powers that be. Georgetown University pays money to the government. The government fixes Georgetown community’s terrible roads. I pay money to Georgetown University. If you want pay for your roads. Shut up and let me live.

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