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A Community Meeting on Redevelopment of the Wardman Hotel Site and Woodley Park Community Planning Process

Hosted by: Wardman Hotel Strategy Team with Co-Sponsors: DC Grassroots Planning Coalition, and Ward 3 Housing Justice

Where: In person at the Cleveland Park Library, 3300 Connecticut Ave. NW or Register here to receive the Zoom meeting link.


  • To Offer Carmel Partners, the new owner, opportunity to engage with the community about their plans for the Wardman site

  • To Offer the community opportunity to speak on the larger potential for the community (new zoning, new maps, Woodley Park planning process about to begin) and hear speakers on key topics.

Participants: Carmel Partners (invited), housing & land-use experts, city officials, and affordable housing, environmental advocates

Current Plans: Two high-rise towers and 900 apartments:

Discussion topics:

  1. meeting the Mayor’s Ward 3 goal of 1990 affordable units by 2025 and Deputy Mayor Falcicchio’s commitment to “maximize the residential potential of the site with an emphasis on affordable housing and attainable, middle-income housing”

  2. the number of units at all income levels proposed by Carmel, by ANC 3C and by local advocates

  3. environmental impacts of demolition

  4. adding a grocery store and keeping pedestrian access

  5. city financing, exercise of eminent domain and enforcing Large Tract Review of transportation and other impacts

  6. CM Kenyan McDuffie proposal last year for the Mayor to add $140 million to buy the property at the bankruptcy auction (turned down by the Administration); 7) more space

for overcrowded local schools.


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