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Howard University To Convert Two Dorms Into Apartment Buildings

by UrbanTurf Staff

Howard University To Convert Two Dorms Into Apartment Buildings: Figure 1
An aerial shot above Carver Hall.

Howard University is looking to convert two existing dormitories into apartment buildings, per documents filed recently with the Zoning Commission.

The two dorms that would be converted are Carver Hall at 211 Elm Street NW (map) and Slowe Hall at 1919 Third Street NW (map), which the university describes as “functionally obsolete dorms” that were scheduled for closure in the campus plan.

“The University has received interest from a number of qualified developers who are seeking to renovate both buildings for non-university residential use,” the documents state. “Both buildings are most likely to be retained and converted to apartment use subject to community input and approval by the Board of Zoning Adjustment.”

The university issued an RFP for the buildings last year, according to the bloomingdale blog, and the plans to convert the two dorms will be discussed at the monthly ANC 5E meeting on Tuesday night.

These are not the only dorms that the university has conversion plans in the works for. Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners and MacFarlane Partners entered into a 99-year ground lease with the university last year to turn the now-vacant Meridian Hill Hall at 2601 16th Street NW (map) into a 200-unit rental building.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/howard_university_looks_to_convert_two_dorms_into_apartment_buildings/12359

1 Comment

  1. BrianT said at 9:29 pm on Tuesday March 21, 2017:
    Carver Hall should really be replaced with a mixed use building. The building is so ugly and there is no parking. The whole 2000 block of 2nd street on the west side should also be demolished and included

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