April Town Hall - Summary, Presentation and Agenda

The Town Hall meeting was held at Georgetown Day School High School. In attendance from Georgetown Day School was Jeffrey Houser and Kristina Lennox. In attendance from DAVIS Construction, our General Contractor, was Chad Oursler. From GreenBench Companies, Dan Bonilla was also in attendance, as our project management team for the construction portion of the project.

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.

The attendees have positively confirmed that GDS’s continued commitment to open communication with the community via the monthly Town Hall meetings and routine updates posted on the School Unification section of the GDS website has been helpful to all. Being able to know ahead of time the construction activity milestones from the past month and a description of what is expected to occur in the coming month allows all community members to be tuned into the project timeline and progress.

The next scheduled Town Hall meeting will be on Wednesday, May 15th, at the Georgetown Day School High School.


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Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.