Behind the scenes, the delays in the auction have given neighbors and city agencies the opportunity to continue to discuss and plan the future of the surplus federal land and building at 29th and K Streets, NW adjacent to Rock Creek Park and the C&O Canal.
Georgetown civic groups and Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans are lobbying for zoning restrictions and possibly a set-aside of park land on the federally-owned property.
The Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) and the Friends of the Georgetown Waterfront Park (FOGWP) requested that future development on the site be limited to the current 13-story structure and perhaps an underground parking garage beneath a public park that they hope will replace the existing tank farm. Additionally a parcel of land at the north of the property would ideally become park land.
The Post reports that "neighbors and D.C. officials are slated to meet Thursday to discuss the plant’s future."
Patch will have updates as more information becomes available.