Anti-Campus Plan lawn signs burned in Burleith

The Georgetown Dish is reporting that Burleith residents’ anti-Campus Plan lawn signs were burned and left on one resident’s front steps during the three-day weekend. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the signs were removed from the front lawns of at least two houses and burned between 11 p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. on […]

Both 2010 Campus Plan petitions have significant flaws

At last Thursday’s special Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting regarding Georgetown University’s 2010 Campus Plan, D.C. Students Speak—an advocacy group for students in the District—presented a petition to the commissioners in support of the plan. As Scott Stirrett (SFS ’13) attempted to present the petition, Commissioner Jeff Jones questioned him about how legitimate the signatures for […]

Campus Plan Update: No need to worry, the neighbors still don’t like us

Last Monday, the Citizens Association of Georgetown hosted a forum to discuss proposed changes to city zoning regulations. The meeting, which filled the Letelier Theater, brought Travis Parker of the D.C. Office of Planning to discuss what will be the first changes to the regulations since 1958. Although Parker mostly spoke about how the changes […]

Jack Evans chimes in on 2010 campus plan at BCA meeting

Thursday night’s Burleith Citizens Association meeting featured an appearance by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, who answered residents’ concerns about Georgetown’s 2010 campus plan. While standing between two of the BCA’s ubiquitous “Our Homes, Not GU’s Dorm” lawn signs, Evans voiced his support for Burleith residents. However, he also told the crowd that he has […]

Burleith Citizens’ Association President wants to remind you that residents don’t hate students

In this week’s edition of “How Burleith Residents Misunderstand the 2010 Campus Plan,” we take a look at Lenore Rubino, President of the Burleith Citizens’ Associations. This gem of a line is from an email Rubino sent out over the Burleith listserv: “Good for all: More on-campus, affordable housing that accommodates student needs. I would […]

University responds to 2010 Campus Plan opposition

7/8 UPDATE: It looks like the University switched out Dimolitsas’s letter for a more-detailed chart [PDF]. At the bottom of this post, we’ve republished a copy of the original letter. On Tuesday, a Georgetown University official finally responded to mounting opposition to the 2010 Campus Plan. In an open letter addressed to “Friends and Neighbors,” […]

Burleith Citizens Association makes it easier for residents to complain about 2010 Campus Plan

Attention Burleith residents:  If you don’t have time to write your own letter about Georgetown’s 2010 Campus Plan to University officials and local politicians, don’t worry—the Burleith Citizens Association is here to help. The BCA created a form letter for residents of Burleith to send to a number of people who have the ability to […]

Design your own 2010 Campus Plan sign

Our trip into Burleith yesterday got us thinking about a few things. Why should the residents be the only ones who get to have fun with signage? How can students get involved with the 2010 Campus Plan? And why has it been months since our last contest? And so, in the spirit of fairness, we’re […]

Lawn signs: Burleith’s newest weapon against the 2010 Campus Plan

If you’ve walked through Burleith lately, you’ve surely seen the red and white signs that have popped up on residents’ lawns over the past week. The signs, which read “OPPOSE GU’s Campus Plan” and “Our Homes Not GU’s Dorm,” are a part of the Burleith Citizens’ Association’s campaign against the 2010 Campus Plan. As we’ve […]

Burleith’s major misunderstandings about the 2010 Campus Plan

Although nothing agitates the blood of a Vox reader quite like a post about a Citizens Association of Georgetown meeting about the 2010 Campus Plan, you’ve got to hand it to our neighbors in West Georgetown—they know that plan backwards and forwards. CAG seems to have a clear idea about what exactly in the plan […]

Georgetown releases final draft of the 2010 Campus Plan—What’s new?

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Right? On Thursday, Georgetown University publicly released the final draft of its 2010 Campus Plan (PDF), which it will present to the community on Monday, April 26. Administrators have already presented most of the plan to Georgetown residents in a series of community meetings in November—Transportation, the […]