H Street Sidewalk and Lanes Closed for District House Project

Closures begin at the start of the spring 2016 semester.

District House
January 11, 2016

By Brittney Dunkins

The George Washington University has temporarily closed the H Street sidewalk in front of District House to accommodate ongoing construction on the Foggy Bottom Campus building during the spring 2016 semester.

The 12-story building, located on the 2100 block of H Street next to the Marvin Center, incorporates the former Crawford, West End and Schenley residence halls.

District House is slated to open in fall 2016. It will be the second largest residence hall at GW.

The university also has closed the curb lane and parking spaces located on the north side of H Street, adjacent to the entrance to Kogan Plaza. The southern curb lane and sidewalk will remain open.

Pedestrians on H Street can seek alternate routes or cross at the intersections of H and 21st streets and H and 22nd streets.

The Marvin Center alley is closed for renovations to the delivery loading dock during the spring 2016 semester. Deliveries will temporarily come in on H Street while workers rebuild the concrete drive lane and new loading dock walkway.

Communications Coordinator Samantha McGovern said that the H Street loading area could add congestion to traffic during certain times of day. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are encouraged to plan campus travel accordingly.  

“The construction team has worked to ensure that the greatest amount of loud work on the Marvin Center alley was completed in advance of students returning for the spring semester,” Ms. McGovern said.

Find updates on GW lane and street closures on the Office of Community and Government Relations website.