Howard Alumni What Do You Think?
Urban Turf just published an article announcing the decision by Howard University to provide a 99 year ground lease agreement to developer Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners for a 200 unit rental project in old Meredian Hall on 16th Street NW. I am sure there are different perspectives regarding this decision, especially from Howard alum who have memories of their life in the dorm, around the dorm and through the dorm.
For me the mother of a Howard alum and Metro DC real estate agent, Northwest DC real estate continues to move forward very aggressively. I continue to keep watch on new developments and market trends to understand how it affects homeowners and renters alike. I wonder what the rental rates will be, who the target market is for the rental units and whether Howard students will be able to afford them. I’m sure this will be addressed at a later date.
In the meantime, it would be interesting to hear from Howard alumni your perspective of this agreement and the future of Meredian Hall. Feel free to share your memories of life in Meredian in the comments section of this post and pass this news on to fellow alums. I will be sure to share your reflections with Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners so they truly understand the rich history they have inherited.
To read the full article visit Urban Turf.