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This time last year, we heard that New York University would be building a new 12-story dormitory and classroom building for its domestic semester abroad students at 13th and L Streets downtown. The project is going before the Board of Zoning Adjustment tomorrow for three variances, one of which involves parking: As part of its green features, the building is to have no off-street space for cars, expecting its staff and students to use only public transportation.
The Washington Square News reported in late April that the lot, which has been empty since a building in the space was razed a couple of years ago, will see construction starting this September 20. Since we took note of the student housing building boom last May, Boston University has also broken ground on a mini-dorm in Woodley Park—seems no D.C. neighborhood is safe.