The Georgetown Community Partnership (GCP) is the forum created as part of Georgetown University’s 2010 Campus Plan and reaffirmed in its 2017 Campus Plan to facilitate discussion, information sharing, and consensus-based decision making to support a high quality of life in our community and the university's long term planning. In 2012, Georgetown University committed to a 5-year campus plan through 2017 and to engage in a comprehensive master planning process to develop the next plan. Through the GCP, the university has continued to engage community and city leaders in master planning and neighborhood quality of life initiatives. In 2016 the GCP developed a new 20-year campus plan that was unanimously adopted by the DC Zoning Commission.
The GCP is led by a Steering Committee composed of representatives from ANC2E, ANC3D, the Citizens Association of Georgetown, the Burleith Citizens Association, the Foxhall Village Citizens Association, Georgetown University, and the Georgetown University Student Association. A representative from Medstar Georgetown University Hospital is an ex-officio member of the Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee meets quarterly and provides guidance to 6 working groups. The Steering Committee works on issues related to the University's master planning, including issues related to undegraduate housing, neighborhood conditions, and future growth.
The Steering Committee created 6 working groups that meet monthly and address shared goals for neighborhood quality of life and university master planning. Each working group has a University and a community co-chair, (and in one case a student co-chair) and other working group members include university administrators, staff, faculty, students, neighbors, consultants, and government officials. On occasion, a working group will create an ad-hoc subgroup to address a specific issue, including off-campus orientation, transient noise, and communications regarding transportation and parking information. The 6 working groups are: