Howard University is pleased to launch the process of re-imagining and redeveloping its East Campus site, a 23-acre parcel located in Washington DC’s Ward 5 community and the former home of the Howard University School of Divinity. In the fall of 2017, the university selected a master development team made up of DC-based FLGA Real Estate Group and prominent national developer, ZOM Living to oversee the master planning and redevelopment. This multi-phased development process will involve significant engagement of the surrounding community and university stakeholders and the professional guidance of a world-class redevelopment team.
The Howard University East Campus redevelopment process will have extensive public engagement. To this end, we will maintain a process, that is transparent and involves regular and significant input both from the community and the University sectors. To ensure that stakeholders feel that their voices are being heard, we will host community listening meetings so diverse stakeholders can engage with the project team. Further, we will provide a 24-hour Howard University East Campus project phone line and email address to enable ongoing access to information.
As part of the Phase I planning process, the master development team met with ANC 5B and members of the community to update them on the process and ways to communicate with the team via email and the project phone line.
In addition, the team met with the Dean of the School of Divinity, Dr. Yolanda Pierce and the Dean of the School of Social Work,
Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe to conduct a needs and use assessment. Both Deans shared their expectations, hopes and vision for their school’s future relocation to the East Campus site.