Georgetown University's received unanimous approval from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission at a public meeting Thursday.
Under a , the university and the community agreed to create a new Georgetown Community Partnership to develop better ties and communication so that future campus plans can avoid the fractious discussions and hearings of the of the past year and a half.
"The partnership will be the framework for all of our future dialogues," said University President John DeGioia during a press conference on June 6.
Georgetown University filed its 10-year campus plan in December 2010. Throughout 2011 and the first half of 2012, the Zoning Commission has listened to the university and the community offer at times bitter arguments and conflicting evidence to support their own view of the university's role and impact on the community.
The vote to approve comes more than a year after to an earlier version of the 10-year campus plan. Last week community organizations and the University .
The public meeting Thursday allowed members of the community to comment on the agreement. Considering the furor during the Zoning Commission hearings, attendance was low. ANC2E ultimately approved the plan.
“The proposal addressed every issue that has been at stake over the last two or three years,” ANC 2E Chair Ron Lewis said, according to the Georgetown Hoya.