New Georgetown University Building Opens at 55 H Street
After two years of construction, the new Georgetown University residential building at 55 H Street -- the old "tennis court" lot adjacent to Buchanan Field -- has officially opened for occupancy.
On Monday, Father Lingan was excited to welcome Georgetown University President Jack DeGioia to Eye Street (although as the parent of J.T. '19, President DeGioia knows Gonzaga well!). The two Jesuit school presidents took a tour of the new 12-story, LEED Platinum building, which will provide housing for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Georgetown signed an 85-year ground lease for the lot in May 2019. Gonzaga's decision to lease the land was developed in conjunction with the Eye Street renewal project and the construction of our parking garage. At the end of the lease, the land and the building on it will return to Gonzaga.
"It's a remarkable building that adds to the character and environment of our campus and the neighborhood," said Father Lingan. "It also reflects a wonderful collaboration between two dynamic and important Jesuit ministries -- Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University -- here in downtown Washington, D.C. We are most pleased to welcome the Hoyas as our new neighbors!"