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Major topics of conversation were related the current building updates, specifically related to the exterior façade updates and interior wall framing and dry wall installation of the building. The group also discussed the High School River Road NW garage entrance programming and timeline.

September Town Hall 2019
Major topics of conversation were related to the upcoming High School River Road NW garage entrance and general project progress updates.
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Major topics of conversation were related to the upcoming High School River Road NW garage entrance including the nearby sitework between the HS soccer field and the fence neighboring 43rd Place NW.

June Town Hall 2019
Major topics of conversation were related to the overall replacement landscaping on the perimeter of the project as well as understanding the street closure to ensure the safety of the community and neighbors
May Town Hall 2019

Major topics of conversation were related to 42nd Street NW public space changes being presented at the ANC meetings.

April Town Hall 2019
Major topics of conversation were related to the progress on the site since the structure is becoming more and more vertical. The attendees were also interested in understanding the amount of time the 42nd St “slip lane” will be closed once construction begins, in order to change traffic pattern and driver behavior. There was agreement that the current outbound turn lane to Wisconsin Avenue NW from 42nd Street NW is extremely dangerous. The newest proposed changes that was recently presented is to limit Wisconsin Avenue NW to 42nd Street NW as a right turn only. There will no longer be two-way traffic from 42nd Street NW to Wisconsin Avenue NW. These traffic changes are subject to approval by authorities having jurisdiction. Lastly, conversation about opening up the public space parklette area to the public will have a great benefit, and there was a request to have free public WIFI
March Town Hall 2019
Major topics of conversation were related to the progress on the site and the hours of operations. The attendees were also interested in understanding the amount of time the 42nd St “slip lane” will be closed once construction begins, in order to change traffic pattern and driver behavior. There was agreement that the current outbound turn lane to Wisconsin Avenue NW from 42nd Street NW is extremely dangerous. The proposed changes to make it a right turn only from Wisconsin Avenue NW to 42nd Street NW and a right turn only leaving 42nd Street NW to Wisconsin Avenue NW will create a less dangerous intersection. These traffic changes are subject to approval by authorities having jurisdiction.
February Town Hall 2019
Major topics of conversation were related to the scheduled presentation agenda: project updates and project timeline. There was positivity surrounding the construction staging on River Road for the construction of the new garage entrance and the site work by the High School garage. Another point of topic was regarding the safety of the tower crane in the evenings and the standard protocol for safety and stabilization. The tower crane arm cannot be locked in place overnight, but free moving to avoid any high winds from destabilizing the crane foundation. The last topic reviewed was regarding the quantity of the trees and plants replacing the cut down and/or removed trees and planted, which is typically a 2:1 or 3:1 replacement ratio rule of thumb.
January Town Hall 2019
Major topics of conversation were related to the final excavation at the site, types of soil, and the imminent installation of the tower crane on Thursday, January 17th. The type of truck flow in the coming weeks to the site will shift from excavation trucks to concrete trucks. Final discussion points wrapped up the meeting in terms of what will happen in the public space areas.
December Town Hall 2018

Major topics of conversation were related to the continued excavation at the site by the trucks and timing of the trucks morning arrival. DAVIS has been diligent adhering to the truck flow into and off the construction site per the Construction Management Plan, however one day in December there was an unforeseen uptick in trucks at one time. Last topic of conversation was regarding the plans for the small area on the northeast corner between 42nd Street NW slip lane and Wisconsin Avenue NW.
 

November Town Hall 2018
Major topics of conversation were related to the continued excavation at the site. DAVIS has been diligent in maintaining the truck flow into and off the construction site per the Construction Management Plan.
October Town Hall 2018
Major topics of conversation were related to the continued excavation at the site and the overall traffic flow during construction and post-construction. During this period of the project, a large amount of trucks will enter and exit the site with excavated dirt and debris during the allotted DCRA regulated hours. DAVIS will work with its subcontractors to limit the amount of noise during the morning hours as well as place signage to limit the plan of travel for trucks entering and exiting the site to avoid neighborhood streets.
September Town Hall 2018
The objective of the Town Hall was to provide an update on the project as well as the project timeline. The Construction Management Plan addresses questions about the construction of the new Lower Middle School at the former Safeway site and is the current living FAQ.
August Town Hall 2018
The objective of the Town Hall was to provide an update on the project as well as the project timeline. The team presented again the Construction Management Plan, which was reviewed at the July Town Hall meeting, given the majority of attendees were not able to attend the prior Town Hall. The Construction Management Plan addresses questions about the construction of the new Lower/Middle School at the former Safeway site and is the current living FAQ.
July Town Hall 2018

The objective of the Town Hall was to present the Construction Management Plan to address possible questions about the construction of the new Lower / Middle School at the former Safeway site. GDS and DAVIS committed to maintaining open communication to the community via continued, monthly Town Hall meetings and routine updates posted on the School Unification section of the GDS website. Updates will include construction activity milestones from the past month and a description of what is expected to occur in the coming month. GDS will follow this routine until the project is completed.
 

A Groundbreaking Success

GDS celebrated the dawn of a new era with an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future LMS.

On November 20, GDS received a unanimous vote from our Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) in support of our campus unification project...

On July 13, Georgetown Day School joined the ANC3E meeting to share updates on our campus planning project. On July 27, we hosted a neighborhood meeting at the School and engaged in thoughtful conversation members of the Tenleytown community.

As a follow up to ​GDS's presentation at the July 20 ANC3E meeting​GDS invites ​our Tenleytown Neighbors to the High School for an evening information session to hear more about the project as well as to have an opportunity to ask questions.

Georgetown Day School will be presenting at the ANC3E meeting on Thursday, July 20 to share updates about our school unification project on the Safeway site located adjacent to our High School at 4203 Davenport Street, NW.

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, GDS attended the April ANC3E meeting, where we presented updates on our campus and retail/residential planning.

GDS just learned today that Safeway will be closing their store on 4203 Davenport Street, NW on Saturday, April 30. We wanted to share this news with you immediately.

After carefully considering input from the DC Office of Planning, the GDS Board has guided the project team to reduce the size of the retail-residential portion of the project, scaling back the height of the buildings from 80 to approximately 65 feet.

GDS has signed two leases for the Marten’s property: Classic Cars, formerly know as Friendship Classic and located just north on Wisconsin Avenue, has leased the southernmost building, and subleased the back lot to Ourisman Cars for car storage; City Bikes, a locally owned bike sales and repair shop has leased the north building.

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, GDS attended the November ANC3E monthly meeting, where we presented updates on our campus and retail/residential planning and on our PUD application, which was filed on November 4.

On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, GDS attended the September ANC3E meeting, where we presented updates on our campus and retail/residential planning. Below, you will find a summary of our presentation, along with the links to images and information we presented at the meeting.

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, GDS attended the monthly ANC3E meeting, where we presented updates on our campus and retail/residential planning.

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, GDS attended the monthly ANC 3E meeting where we presented an update on our campus and retail/residential planning.

On Thursday, May 15, 2015, GDS attended the monthly ANC3E meeting where we presented an update on our planning and our traffic study.

At the November 19 meeting with the Tenleytown, we shared an update on the early stages of our planning.

I am writing to update you on our campus planning activities, which following the exciting land purchases last June are beginning to take shape. Most noteworthy are two parallel tracks around which we are now concentrating our efforts: 1) Education Program Design and 2) Land-Use Planning.

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