Georgetown campus plan to hurt neighborhood, activists say | Washington Examiner

Georgetown campus plan to hurt neighborhood, activists say

By: Liz Essley

Examiner Staff Writer

July 26, 2010

Jennifer Altemus moved to Georgetown in 1984 to attend Georgetown University. She lived off-campus. It was a good community, she says, with families and well-kept houses.

Altemus still lives in the area, but says things have changed. Families have left, rats have multiplied, and house exteriors have deteriorated.

And she says the school's plans will make things worse.

“A lot of the whole block that used to be families living there have converted to rental properties. We see a lot more group properties, and they aren't kept us as well. … We have a huge increase in trash and rat issues. Quality of life is affected by that and by student noise,” she says.

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