Meridian Hill Neighbors Coalition (MHNC) was formed in early 2023 with the mission of continuing the efforts of Keep Meridian Hill Green (KMHG).
We aim to protect and preserve the quality of life in this historic neighborhood by holding Meridian International Center (MIC), Westbrook Partners, and various levels of DC government accountable for their unjustifiable attempts to approve the redevelopment.
MHNC is a community organization for all neighbors affected by this potential development, including those residing on Belmont, Crescent, 17th St., and Beekman Place.
While many MHNC members/supporters are residents of the Beekman Place community, MHNC has no affiliation with the Beekman Place Condominium Association or the Beekman Place Board of Directors.
MHNC is a registered organization.
A 110-unit residential development is planned for the Meridian International Center campus.
Westbrook, in partnership with Meridian International Center, plans a nine-story multifamily building on a tree-covered lot at the center, a nonprofit leadership organization that occupies the historic Meridian House and White Meyer House mansions on the site.
The project will include 9,600 square feet of office and conference space for Meridian as part of its land deal with Westbrook. Westbrook also plans to relocate parking lot into an underground garage that will include about 47 spaces for use by the center and 72 for new residents.
2300 16th St. NW--The proposed new apartment building would replace a tree-lined parking lot that separates the historic White-Meyer mansion from 16th Street NW.
This is directly across the street from the Beekman Place gatehouse on Belmont, and The Envoy on Crescent.
The proposed 110-unit, 9-story condominium development poses a significant threat to our cherished neighborhood. It would lead to increased traffic, congestion, and parking challenges and will have detrimental environmental consequences, including reduced air quality, impaired carbon sequestration, increased stormwater runoff, and the loss of numerous majestic, mature trees. The lengthy construction process will invite pests to the area and bring years of noise, disruption, and untidiness, drastically diminishing our tranquil living experience.