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Georgetown Day School’s redevelopment, what to expect

D.C.'s first racially integrated school plans to consolidate by building a new lower/middle school building

All renderings via Gensler

New plans have been filed for the redevelopment of Tenleytown’s Georgetown Day School, a private, independent school established in 1945 as the first racially integrated school in Washington, D.C. In November 2015, the plans were much different, with hopes to include a roughly 30,000-square-foot grocery store and two residential buildings with up to 290 units.

Now, the developer hopes to consolidate the school’s lower/middle school and the existing high school by locating the lower/middle school on the site of the nearby, existing Safeway and integrating it with the existing high school.

With these plans, the proposal involves constructing a new four-story building, which will house the lower school, middle school, and supporting spaces. There will also be a partially-below-grade parking facility with a playing field on the roof. Approximately 283 parking spaces are planned.

According to UrbanTurf, the developer also hopes to close the portion of Davenport Street that dead-ends at the property and create two new vehicular entrances.

The lower/middle school is currently located at 4530 MacArthur Boulevard NW and was established in its current location in 1965. The high school was established in its present location at 4200 Davenport Street NW in 1985. The total gross floor area for the project is 219,754 square feet.

No Retail or Residential: Georgetown Day School Files New Application for Consolidation [UrbanTurf]

New Georgetown Day School Campus, Grocery Store, and Residential Buildings Planned [Curbed DC]