Residence Hall Construction & Renovations
District House Residence Hall Construction
District House (previously Square 77) is located between 21st, 22nd, H and I Streets, N.W. is one of the 16 approved development sites GW's 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan. The university is constructing a new residence hall to be located on this site.
The property was previously occupied by the eight-story West End, Schenley, and Crawford residence halls, which are located within the boundaries of the proposed Foggy Bottom campus historic district. The university proposes to retain the front portions of the existing residence halls and construct a new 12-story infill addition that connects the existing residence halls. Upon completion, District House will have approximately 880 beds, including faculty and staff-in-residence apartment units. The project will also include ground-floor retail along I Street as well as two stories of below grade space that contain additional retail and student life/student service space.
District House is anticipated to be completed by summer 2016, in order to open in the fall for the 2016 academic year.
Residence Hall Updates & Renovations
In 2013, the university developed a seven year strategy to update and renovate its residential facilities to continue to provide residence halls that help support the academic experience The type and scope of renovations will vary based upon the building, taking into account feedback from campus residents, current building conditions, system upgrades that may be necessary and availability of funding. The university kicked-off this cycle in summer of 2014. Buildings that were updated since this cycle began include:
These cyclical upgrades are in addition to processes the university already has in place for the ongoing preventative maintenance and repair of its residence halls, response to maintenance request through FixIt, and move-in and move-out inspections to create accountability for the proper care of residential facilities by students.