This is a map of the seven University precincts on Georgetown's campus, as identified by architects, Cooper, Robertson & Partners, the outside firm working on the 10 year plan.
The "East Campus" precinct is the only one outside the campus gates. ANC Commissioner Bill Skelsy took issue with the "East Campus" label, arguing that it's a misnomer because it is outside the gates and thus shouldn't be identified as "on campus."
Bright orange spaces represent the areas the architects have identified as free spaces the University can develop. The numbers are a measure the areas' square footage.
The 486k space is the spot where the University hopes to build a new hospital facility.
The 56k area was identified as a spot that could be used for additional student housing. About 120 beds could be put there.
How Georgetown allocates space in East Campus is one of the more contentious issues between the neighbors and the University. Neighbors feel that issues like trash and noise are exacerbated by students living in the neighborhood.
University administrators are considering using the 122k area for faculty and graduate student housing. There would be space for about 200 to 250 beds. While University administrators are considering this in part due to complaints about undergraduate student trash and noise, the proposal has raised neighbors' concerns about increased traffic and parking.
The University is looking at a library extension (represented by the 150k area). The architects considered the parking lot a "natural" area for expansion. Although nothing is set in stone, one of the more viable options would be a 4-story building, to be scaled in context the existing building. The University has not yet made more definite plans because they are still analyzing studies of how to utilize the space best.
The architects consider the stretch between Lauinger and McDonough "major space" and would like to create more of a "pedestrian walk." While it's difficult to discern from the plan (and from the meeting) what the architects envision for most of these space, the consistent and most dominant feature in both plans is the conversion of the underutilized Riverside Lounge into a bona fide student space.
The architects would like to make both Library Walk and Tondorf Road more pedestrian-friendly by either reducing or eliminating vehicular traffic.
The architects said there were a number of options for Yates, none of which were very defined. One possibility that was discussed was the construction of a Convocation. For more details see Molly Redden's post: http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/31/the-10-year-campus-plan-saturday-afternoons-alright-for-fighting/
The architects see this as the center of campus and are looking to develop the space in ways that would improve the quality of student life. The University is considering relocating the Facilities Building out of Village C and creating a small addition to Village C that might be used for student housing. For those distressed by the notion that your chances of landing a Village C double will increase, rest assured, it is just "one of many housing locations being considered."
These are the three options being considered for Tondorf Road. All would reduce vehicular traffic to make it more pedestrian friendly.
This is the overall shot of the free spaces left on campus that are being looked at for development. While some options might seem more likely than others, nothing has been decided yet. As one of the architects aptly put it, this "sort of looks like a plan and smells like a plan ... It is not a plan."
A rundown of the campus' square footage.
Current student housing.
Potential spots for new student housing include North Kehoe, North Residential (near Darnall), the end of Library Walk (near McDonough) and Harbin Esplanade.
The University has long considered adding more housing to the 1789 block. Earlier plans proposed 400 beds, but current expectations are 200 to 250 beds, all of which would go to faculty or graduate students. Although the University is considering adding this faculty and grad student housing in part because of neighbors' complaints about undergraduate student noise and trash, the plan has raised concerns about increased traffic and parking.
A map of the current road network.
A potential framework for campus roads.
A map of the current parking structures. In order to accommodate the potential construction of a Commencement Center and the potential addition to the Hospital, the University has proposed adding 1,000 parking spaces.
The proposed 1,000 additional parking spaces would be dived equally between MedStar and the University, with 500 extra spaces on the North end of campus and 500 extra spaces on the South end of campus.