Jack Evans, ANC voice "disappointment" with GU Campus Plan
D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans is expressing "disappointment" with Georgetown University’s 2010-2020 proposed Campus Plan, saying, “I was disappointed to learn that the University’s proposed campus plan does not include any significant action to move more undergraduate students onto the main campus."
Evans noted in a written statement released by his office that the proposal does not include its original plans for the so-called "1789 property," or an earlier-proposed 80-foot-plus heating and cooling chimney.
“While I do appreciate the University compromising on the 1789 block and the smokestack, clearly the most important issue to the neighborhood and the single issue not addressed by the plan, is relocating undergraduate students back to campus,” Evans said.
“I will continue to work with the community to ensure that the University comes forth with a viable plan for moving the majority of undergraduates back to the main campus,” he said.
Georgetown ANC Chairman Ron Lewis announced that the ANC will hold a special meeting devoted to the University's expansion plan and said the ANC will work closely with Evans as the Zoning Commission consider's the University's proposal in upcoming hearings.
"I'm very disappointed" with the University's proposal, said ANC Commissioner Bill Starrels.