ANC2E commissioners and the general public will get a chance to weigh in on the future of the old West Heating Plant, which now sits vacant near the intersection of K Street and 29th Street.
The plant used to generate heat for government buildings. Old industrial equipment still sits behind its closed doors. The Washington Business Journal reports the that structure is costing the federal goverment approximately $3.5 million a year just to maintain. The General Services Administration, which handles real estate transactions for the federal government, is in the process of offering it up for sale.
A representative from the GSA is scheduled to talk to the ANC2E commissioners at the public at large about this process before 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The commission will start its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation.
The Washington Business Journal also reports Four Seasons Hotels Ltd. is considering a bid for the property as a possible site for about 80 new condos. In the article, D.C. Councilman Jack Evans said the plan was sound and could generate significant tax revenue for the city.
At a previous ANC meeting, commissioners said other groups, including the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park, have expressed a desire to see the plant site converted - at least partially - into green space.