Months of community activism and public forums involving neighborhood associations and Georgetown University will soon give way to a formal review process April 14 as the Zoning Commission begins its examination of the proposed Georgetown University Campus Plan. Prior to the meeting, the Burleith Citizens Association (BCA) is organizing neighbors to provide testimony in opposition to the plan.
In a note to neighbors on the Burleith listserv, the BCA wrote, "tell the Zoning Commission how Georgetown University's enrollment expansion and inadequate housing policies have affected your life."
Through the review process, the Zoning Commission takes into account comments from neighborhood associations, such as the BCA, from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission and from direct neighbors who will be impacted by a proposed development.
Not sure how the review process works? Check out our Who's Who of the GU Plan here.
Neighbors can submit letters and written statements to be added to case files. Written comments can be sent via fax or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed comments must be signed and sent in PDF format of no more than 10 pages.
There is also opportunity for individual community members to speak before the commission. Generally the time limit for individuals is two minutes, though sometimes more or less depending on the length of the meeting and the number of people wishing to testify.
If you would like to speak or write in response to the plan and wish to coordinate with the BCA, contact Bonnie Hardy (202.213.9001)or Pat Scolaro (202.338.5321) or email: email@example.com to let them know you are interested.
The Zoning Commission hearing on April 14 begins at 6:30 p.m. and continuations of the meeting have already been scheduled for May 12 and 16 also at 6:30 p.m. if needed. The meetings take place at 441 4th Street, N.W., Suite 220-S.