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Latest Designs Unveiled For Georgetown's West Heating Plant

The West Heating Plant in Georgetown

The lengthy process of redeveloping the West Heating Plant in Georgetown may be gaining some momentum. 

The development team, led by Georgetown developer Richard Levy, presented its latest design to community members Thursday night and received a mostly positive reaction, the Washington Business Journal reports

Levy Group, along with coincidentally named New York firm Georgetown Co. and Four Seasons Residences, won development rights for the World War II-era heating plant at an auction in March 2013 with a $19.5M bid. The team, which plans to redevelop the plant into high-end condos, has presented two previous designs but has received strong opposition from historic preservation proponents. 

The latest plan would tear down all but one of the heating plant's existing walls, as previous designs have done. But the latest design, created by architect David Adjaye, would rebuild it in a different way that reinterprets the building's architectural feel while staying true to the original height and mass. 

The development team's next hurdle will be an Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting on April 3, followed by several additional planning and zoning steps.