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GU Releases Draft 20-Year Campus Plan for Public Comment

June 23, 2016

The Georgetown Community Partnership (GCP), comprised of student leaders and university administrators, released a draft of the 2017-2036 Campus Plan on June 6 for public comment.


The Plan will prioritize upperclassman student housing renovations, as well as athletic and academic facilities and also outlines plans

for an expansion of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to include a new surgical pavilion, reinforces transportation and student conduct policies established in the 2010 Campus Plan and continues the 2010 student enrollment cap, which limits the undergraduate population to 6,675 students.


The draft plan is currently available online for public comment before the Old Georgetown Board reviews it on July 1 and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission votes on it in August. The final version is expected to be submitted to the District of Columbia Zoning Commission at the end of the year.


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Rosewood Opens Rooftop Bar & Lounge

June 9, 2016

Rosewood Washington, D.C., (formerly Capella) a luxurious urban hotel, will officially open its Rooftop Bar and Lounge to guests and locals on June 15, 2016. Hours are 4:00 pm until 12:00 am daily.


The venue boasts breathtaking, panoramic views of the city skyline, and will offer a refreshing menu of artisan cocktails, excellent wines, rare whiskies and light snacks seven days a week.  Well-equipped with plush sofas and elegant lounge chairs, the sundeck and open-air lounge are perfectly situated for laid back mingling and relaxing. 


“We are thrilled to welcome the local Georgetown community to the Rooftop Bar & Lounge this summer,” said Pascal Forotti, Managing Director at Rosewood Washington, D.C.  “As one of the city’s most elegant venues for al fresco dining and drinking, it’s the perfect spot to say ‘cheers’ to summer, and we look forward to celebrating with guests and locals alike.”


Rosewood Washington, D.C. is located at 1050 31st Street in Georgetown. 

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Frida Burling, Georgetown's 100-Year-Old Grande Dame, Has Died

May 26, 2016

Best known to current residents as the Patron Saint of Georgetown House Tours and Patron's Parties, annual events to raise charitable funds for the neighborhood, one-hundred-year-old Frida Frazer Winslow Burling, has died. 


Her daughter Belinda Winslow told The Georgetowner, “Mother passed away peacefully this morning about 10. She was surrounded by family and love. We did a circle of love and recited ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’”


Born September 16, 1915 in Newport, Rhode Island, Frida moved to Georgetown with her first husband, Thacher Winslow in 1945. After he died suddenly at 47, she worked in real estate, raised three children, and after a brief detour to Cleveland Park, moved back with her second husband, Edward Burling in 1959.


Generously opening her doors and heart, Frida Burling has been championing the community, and been its most gracious and passionate ambassador for over half a century.


A memorial service is planned for September at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

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