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Three Schools, 290 Units and a Grocery Store: Georgetown Day School Files PUD For Redevelopment

by UrbanTurf Staff

Three Schools, 290 Units and a Grocery Store: Georgetown Day School Files PUD For Redevelopment: Figure 1
Rendering of the planned residential buildings. Click to enlarge.

The Georgetown Day School officially filed the planned unit development (PUD) for the consolidation of all its schools in upper Northwest on Wednesday.

The PUD outlines the consolidation of the lower, middle and upper schools on a new campus surrounding 4200 Davenport Street NW (map), the construction of two new residential buildings with retail space, and a plaza called Davenport Steps that will sit between the residential buildings. The redevelopment will include the site of a nearby Safeway and Martens Volvo/Volkswagen dealership that the school purchased last year for $40 million.

Three Schools, 290 Units and a Grocery Store: Georgetown Day School Files PUD For Redevelopment: Figure 2
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The lower, middle and upper schools will be combined into one new building, that will house a theater, a gallery, and athletic facilities, with a field on the roof. The two residential buildings will rise to six and seven stories, and house between 270 and 290 units with two floors of below-grade parking. There will be approximately 30,000 square feet of retail that is meant for a mid-sized grocery store. The neighborhood’s popular Safeway signed a two-year lease with the school earlier this year, but will eventually be razed.

Three Schools, 290 Units and a Grocery Store: Georgetown Day School Files PUD For Redevelopment: Figure 3
The planned grocery store. Click to enlarge.

Esocoff & Associates is the architect on the project, and JBG is advising the school as a development partner. The school is waiting until the PUD receives approval from the Zoning Commission to contract with a developer to build the site through a request-for-proposals (RFP) process.

Three Schools, 290 Units and a Grocery Store: Georgetown Day School Files PUD For Redevelopment: Figure 4
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As for the project timeline, Georgetown Day School intends to begin construction on the school portion in Summer 2018, and that is expected to take about two years. The mixed-use portion will likely move forward on a different timeline that will be dictated by market conditions.

the redevelopment of the Georgetown Day School

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/three_schools_290_units_and_a_grocery_store_georgetown_day_school_files_pud/10551

4 Comments

  1. SalMcGee said at 4:35 pm on Thursday November 5, 2015:
    Summer 2018! That's hilarious. I hope GDS is prepared for the legal and zoning counsel bills they'll have over the next decade. This isn't happening without a major fight.
  1. Eponymous said at 4:48 pm on Thursday November 5, 2015:
    Oh yeah. The NIMBY-est neighborhood in D.C. will let this happen. NOT.
  1. ErickS said at 5:51 pm on Thursday November 5, 2015:
    Esocoff's firm no longer exists... they have now morphed into the MEGA corporate firm known as Gensler. *Just for clarification.
  1. foxhall dude said at 10:00 pm on Thursday November 5, 2015:
    Eponymous? actually, tenley is way less about the NIMBY than a lot of other 'hoods. trust me. think it looks great, personally. i'd rather it be a wegman's than a safeway, though.

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