Howard University is looking to rezone a large swath of land along the east side of Georgia Avenue to allow a mix of uses with higher densities than the low-rise buildings on the site.
Howard is looking to rezone a stretch of Georgia Avenue Northwest adjacent to Howard University Hospital.
In a map amendment application filed on Friday, the university asked the Zoning Commission to change the zoning for a series of parcels totaling nearly 27 acres on the east side of Georgia Avenue, abutting Howard’s campus, from mostly production, distribution and repair zoning designations to mostly MU-10 zoning.
Mixed-use, or MU, zones are intended for a mix of housing, shopping and business needs, and MU-10 is intended for “medium to high density mixed-use,” with buildings allowed to rise up to 90 feet.
The map amendment didn’t detail any development plans for the properties. The Zoning Commission application is the first step in initiating new uses for the area.