Mayor’s Agent Approves Partial Demolition of Heating Plant

January 14, 2019

The decision removes an obstacle to the developer’s controversial plan to build a high-end condominium building designed by architect David Adjaye overlooking a park designed by landscape architect Laurie Olin.

West Heating Plant Decision Pending

August 22, 2018

A public hearing regarding the West Heating Plant on 29th Street in Georgetown was held by the mayor’s agent, the official designated by the mayor to perform various functions under D.C.’s historic preservation law. At the hearing, on July 16 and 17, Georgetown 29K Acquisition LLC, which plans to build the Four Seasons Residences at […]

Rollin’ on the River

August 8, 2018

The 405-mile Potomac isn’t the 2,320-mile Mississippi, and Georgetown isn’t New Orleans or Memphis, but if you come down to our partly tidal river, you’ll find plenty of people who live, work and play there, especially in the summertime.

Heating Plant Condos: Back to the Drawing Board?

April 30, 2018

After what was described as “a roller-coaster Historic Preservation Review Board hearing” on April 26, the developers may appeal to the mayor for a special designation.

Town Topics Nov. 8, 2017

November 8, 2017

By Peggy Sands and Elizabeth Pankova Ideas Unlocked at Public Meeting on Canal Plans  Some 150 persons concerned about the decline of the historic C&O Canal, an essential part of Georgetown’s identity for more than 180 years, attended a public meeting Nov. 2 to share ideas and comments about the plans for its renewal. The […]

ANC Monday: Streetlights, C&O Canal, Heating Plant, 1789

October 30, 2017

On tonight’s ANC agenda, a presentation about the C&O Canal master plan by Alison Greenberg, executive director of Georgetown Heritage, and Kevin Brandt, superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

The West Heating Plant: It’s Time

October 25, 2017

By Lisa Palmer As the ANC Commissioner representing residents where the West Heating Plant is located, I have worked with Georgetown residents, city officials and developers to finalize a plan for revitalizing what is currently an eyesore and financial loser for the city and the community – the West Heating Plant. If the strong preferences […]

Town Topics Oct. 25, 2017


By Peggy Sands and Robert Devaney Halcyon Introduces First Arts Lab Fellows On Oct. 16, Georgetown-based Halcyon, which evolved from S&R Foundation and began operating independently this year, introduced its inaugural cohort of arts fellows at the new Halcyon Art Lab, located in the former Fillmore School on 35th Street. The nonprofit organization “supports talented […]

Bolder Concept for West Heating Plant Approved

September 28, 2017

Architect David Adjaye and landscape architect Laurie Olin returned to the Commission of Fine Arts Sept. 20 to present their revised design for the redevelopment of Georgetown’s West Heating Plant on 29th Street NW. The new concept came in response to the commission’s request, at its May 18 meeting, that Adjaye be bolder and less […]

ANC Marathon: K St. Bike Lanes, West Heating Plant, More

September 7, 2017

The knowledge and the involvement of those assembled for this season-opener, which ran almost five hours, was evident to all.