Georgetown Retirement Home to Become Luxury Apartments

After serving Georgetown and the nation’s capital since 1978, The Georgetown, a 92-unit, assisted-living facility at 2512 Q St. NW, will be renovated for use as luxury apartments.

The Georgetown’s owner, Holladay Corporation, will present its plans for the Q Street residential complex to the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission at its Feb. 29 meeting, according to Rita Bamberger, senior vice president of Holladay Corporation, based in Washington, D.C.

Bamberger told The Georgetowner that nearby residents had been contacted by the company about the conversion.

The property was set to undergo a multi-million-dollar building renovation last May, and the retirement home residents were moved out early last year.

One neighbor indicated that he would be “calling the city to explore if the seniors rights were violated since what they were originally told has changed.”

Built as an apartment building in the 1920s, The Georgetown was “one of the city’s first retirement facilities to address the growing needs of its elderly population, offering both housing and an array of social services,” according to Holladay. Many of its residents were well known locally as well as nationally, such as Sen. Eugene McCarthy, Betty Friedan and Emerson Duncan.

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