The Georgetown to Embark on Major Renovation

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The Georgetown, a 92-unit assisted-living facility at 2512 Q St. NW, will undergo a multi-million-dollar building renovation, expected to begin in May and take about a year to complete.

According to the facility’s owners, Twenty-Five Twelve Q Street Associates, LP, to protect the safety of its residents and to expedite the renovation, The Georgetown will temporarily close and will assist residents and their families in relocation.

Originally an apartment building built in the 1920s, The Georgetown opened as a retirement home in 1978. It was one of the city’s first facilities to address the growing needs of its elderly population, offering both housing and an array of social services.

The renovation will completely transform the interior of the building. Improvements to the common areas include enlarged first-floor amenity spaces, a new fitness center, theater and salon and all new furnishings and fixtures. In addition, individual apartments will be renovated to include enlarged bathrooms with showers instead of tubs, new kitchenettes and new flooring, lighting and electrical upgrades. Major building systems will also be overhauled, with new heating and ventilation systems and replacement of the boiler and chiller, as well as an elevator modernization.

The Georgetown’s owners have engaged Hord Coplan Macht, a Baltimore-based architectural firm that specializes in housing for seniors.

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