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1300 block of 35th St.

1300 block of 35th St.

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Has the Campus Plan Collapsed the Rental Market?

In 2012, after years of conflict and then cooperation, the Zoning Commission approved Georgetown’s latest campus plan. One of the central parts of the plan is that the school commits to house 90% of its undergrads on campus by the fall of 2015.  With that date rapidly approaching, is the rental market already feeling the pinch of reduced demand? Some residents have concluded as much in conversations with GM, and some anecdata supports that.

What people have noticed are homes still available for rent that would usually be already rented for the fall. And one particularly prominent house that has been rented for years (and is awfully shabby for it) is not only vacant but now for sale. Its the home at 3348 Prospect (seen above). This large home can be yours for $3 million. Continue reading

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1700 block of 32nd St.

1700 block of 32nd St.

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Home Built After Civil War Obviously Not Built for Slaves

Earlier this week, GM wrote an article about a home for sale on Pomander Walk. In it he described the home as a “once slave quarters”. This was, shall we say, a bit off.

The great Jerry McCoy noted:

Reading this post I winced when I came to “Once slave quarters, they now host modern residents who have learned to live small.”

All ten of the row houses on Pomander Walk were constructed 1889-90 at the cost of $400.00 each. They were not constructed as “slave quarters” although it is possible that African Americans born into slavery could have lived there.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • What to expect with the cat cafe.
  • There’s a meeting next Thursday at Dumbarton House to discuss public safety issues. The meeting was organized by the ANC, CAG and the Georgetown Business Association. It starts at 7:00.

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