West Heating Plant Meetings: Oct. 8, Oct. 22

Here are two chances for Georgetowners and other concerned citizens to comment on a significant town development as well as hear from the project and design team for the West Heating Plant on 29th Street, south of the C&O Canal and the Fours Seasons Hotel. Plans call for a partial demolition and conversion of the plant into 80 condominiums.

The old government-owned plant was sold to a development group, now known as Georgetown 29K LLC, made up of Georgetown’s Levy Group, the New York-based Georgetown Company and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The group won the government auction in March and formally purchased the building and property in June for $19.5 million.

At 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, Ignacio Bunster, landscape architect of Georgetown Waterfront Park, will lead a public meeting, showing his plans for the new park at the West Heating Plant that will link the Waterfront Park with Rock Creek and the C&O Canal. It will be a chance for members of the community to both hear and comment on his plans. It will also be a time to meet key members of the development and design teams. This meeting will be held at Washington Harbour in Foley and Lardner’s conference center, 3030 K St. NW, 6th floor. If you would like to attend, it is strongly suggested that you pre-register at events@levygroup.com or by calling 202-337-2058, as space is limited.

On Tuesday Oct. 22, there will be another public meeting, where David Adjaye, building architect, and Ignacio Bunster, landscape architect, will provide a full presentation of the proposed development scheme for the West Heating Plant property. Adjaye — known for his two notable D.C. public libraries as well as for his plans for the African-American Museum currently under construction on the Mall — will be revealing his concept behind the proposed design as well as provide a history of the site. The presentation will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Seasons level, 5 p.m. Again, as space is limited, it is strongly suggested that those who wish to attend pre-register at events@levygroup.com or by calling 202-337-2058.


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