Holy Redeemer College: Historic Landmark Application and Other Notes
The Redemptorists, who own Holy Redeemer College on 7th St NE., recently filed a Historic Landmark Application with the Historic Preservation Office. The Historic Preservation Review Board has set a public hearing on the nomination beginning at 9:00 AM on Thursday, March 28. You can view the application and supporting documents here.
The Application was negotiated and required under the December 2016 Zoning Commission Order approving the PUD for the Madison Homes development: 22 townhomes currently under construction on the south side of the College. You can view the Order and related documents here.
A few additional notes:
The Redemptorists plan to move their leadership offices - and a staff of 8-12 - from New York to the College late this summer.
While the College previously housed clergy and graduate students, the building has been virtually empty (except for two resident caretakers) for the better part of a decade. It's currently undergoing construction to add an elevator and provide a "facelift" to the interior.
The original plans for the development surrounding the College included 41 townhomes, including homes on the north side of the property along 7th and Jackson. The project was later scaled back to 22 townhomes clustered on the south side of the property.
While the Zoning Commission Order contemplated converting the College to multi-family residences in the future, the Redemptorists have no plans to convert the property in the foreseeable future.
The historic designation would cover and protect the building itself and the grounds north of the building, along 7th and Jackson NE.
Please reach out with any additional questions or comments: 5E01@anc.dc.gov.