Wesley Campus Master Plan Updates
Wesley Theological Seminary is embarking on the renewal of their Campus Master Plan. The current Campus Plan expires in the summer of 2021 and the seminary is currently engaged in conversation with stakeholders within the seminary community, the seminary’s neighbors, and the city leaders.
The slide deck above provides the initial contours of the seminary’s future campus plan. This is an ongoing draft that seeks to project the future use of the campus. The short list below highlights some key elements of this proposed plan.
- The seminary will seek to maintain a footprint at its current location for the foreseeable future. (slides 1-3)
- The seminary hopes to demolish the current Old President's House (OPH) and turn the site into green space and a buffer to the community. (slide 4)
- The seminary will replace the OPH structure with a newer administration building located adjacent to the New Residence Hall (slides 5-7)
- The seminary is planning to take advantage of a portion of its ground space to develop a student dormitory for undergraduate and graduate student housing. (slides 8-19)
- This project is in partnership with a student housing developer which will ground lease a portion of Wesley’s land
- The dormitory will be built on the footprint of the parking lot, Carroll Hall, Straughn Hall, and the maintenance shed.
- It is expected to house Wesley students, and students from neighboring colleges and universities (primarily from American University).
- While the size and shape of the building have not been finalized, the draft renderings are for a building that will house more than 650 students in multiple configurations.
The seminary is currently soliciting feedback in public presentations with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (3D), the Wesley Community Liaison Committee (CLC), the DC Office of Planning, and the DC Department of Transportation. These conversations are informing the seminary’s campus plan process that will inform the development of the campus plan for submission by the end of June 2021.
For more information about this campus plan or this proposed draft please contact:
Rev. Dr. David McAllister-Wilson, Seminary President
Patrick Brown, Wesley Zoning Counsel