Members of the Georgetown community can have their say about the recently reached agreement on revisions to the Georgetown University campus plan at a public meeting tonight at 6:30 at Georgetown Visitation.
As part of the new agreement, Georgetown University will answer neighbor complaints by moving many undergraduate students out of off-campus housing and into on-campus rooms, a short-term solution proposed in Advisory Neighborhood Commission documents.
In the short term Georgetown proposes to add 450 beds on campus by fall 2015. Among those, 65 will be moved from the “Magis Row” townhouses on 36th Street NW an onto campus by fall 2013. Magis Row could then transition into staff housing or administrative offices.
Undergraduate enrollment will remain fixed at 6,675, but GU will have room to expand graduate enrollment, a key goal for the university during the campus plan proceedings.
During a press conference with Mayor Vincent Gray and key leaders in the campus plan hearings, Councilman Jack Evans noted that ANC Commissioners faced criticism from "the people the represent for even negotiating at all."
But Lewis after the press conference downplayed that sentiment.
"I think people are excited about the cooperation and think they will be excited about the results when the details come out," said Lewis.
Tonight both critics and proponents will have an opportunity to share their reaction on the agreement.