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Welcome to Cloisters West. Our tree-lined community, situated in the northwest corner of historic Georgetown, is comprised of one hundred and nine federal-style townhouses built between 1985 and 1988. We are joined on the east by the twenty-nine-townhouse community called The Cloisters of Georgetown.  Although the two communities are separate entities, we are known collectively as The Cloisters.

A private lane, Winfield Lane, runs through Cloisters West and all our homes, except those facing Reservoir Road, have a Winfield Lane address. Access to our community is from 37th Street and Reservoir Road, NW or via 35th Street NW where Winfield Lane T-intersects with 35th Street just south of Reservoir Road. The entrance at 36th Street and Reservoir Road is closed. It is only opened for emergency vehicles. Georgetown University is to our west, and Georgetown Visitation Preparatory is to our south. 

Our community is incorporated as a homeowners association. We share roadways and certain landscaped areas in common. Our official name is the Cloisters West Homeowner's Association (CWHOA). We have a governing board of five members elected from among the homeowners. Our property management company, Tilton Bernstein Management, assists the board. 
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MedStar Pavilion Update – September 12, 2017
Posted on Sep 19th, 2017

Conference call attendees:

Regina Knox Woods, VP Government Affairs, MedStar

Eric Fisher, Managing Director Trammel Crow (the development Manager)

Christian Janin, CWHOA

Purpose of the call was to provide a status report on the Pavilion project advancement.

Summary: The project is on track for ground breaking first quarter of 2018.

Following June Zoning Commission Hearing, the zoning order was issued; there was no appeal, the appeal window (35 days) is by now long closed. Permit is expected by the end of September, a normal administrative through put time.

Trammell Crow is in the process of finalizing constructions drawings and bid packages for the various parts of the construction with Clark Construction (General Contractor).

A comprehensive parking/traffic plan has been established to alleviate the impact of the decommissioning of parking lots A & B (about 300 parking spots). MedStar employees have embraced the proposed alternatives (off site parking spaces in Rosslyn, shuttles, etc.).

Site readiness actions ideally should start late December 2017 with the abatement and raze of the “Kober Cogan” building to happen during the GU Christmas break followed by the relocation of utilities (steam, electrical, water, etc., buried under parking lot A). During that segment, a temporary fencing will be set up from the South end of parking lot A to Epicurean.

Complete fencing of the overall site and ground breaking are expected in the early part of 1Q18, most likely January.

Of particular interest to the Cloisters:

Excavation on Parking lot B (the section adjacent to the Cloisters) is currently targeted for 3Q18 to take benefit of the summer vacations period.

Pre construction survey of properties that abut the work site will be performed by ECS (the same engineering company that will survey MedStar and GU buildings). The survey will occur between October 15 and December 15, 2017. Individual owners will be contacted individually at least 2 weeks prior to a proposed survey date. The survey of each individual property will take on average 3 hours, owners’ attendance mandatory. The survey will be documented, imagery will be extensively used, and report submitted for review and approval by the respective owners prior to construction start.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Christian Janin.

Message From The CW Board to Cloisters West Homeowners:
Posted on Aug 30th, 2017

The newly elected CWHOA Board is soliciting interest from our Cloisters West neighbors re: becoming leaders/members of CW Committees/Study Groups and/or serving as Liaisons to the Georgetown Community.

The Board seeks volunteers for these roles to broaden involvement from throughout the CW community and to assist with ongoing and new efforts to help maintain and enhance the experience of living the in the Cloisters West neighborhood.

To learn more and volunteer to help please contact any CWHOA Board member:

Message From The CW Board to Cloisters West Homeowners:
Posted on Aug 24th, 2017
Please see the following important information from the Georgetown University Office of Neighborhood Life regarding the student movie-in process that starts on Friday, August. 25th.  This announcement includes helpful information for Cloisters West homeowners regarding the move-in process and University resources available to students for the removal of move-in trash. And residents are provided with a Helpline number to call if needed throughout the year to report any noise, trash, parking or other neighborhood issues to the University regarding students living in the CW community.
Posted on Jun 4th, 2017 Comments (0)
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Update – May 27, 2017
April 05, 2017 Minutes of a special purpose meeting Medstar Georgetown University Hospital 
Posted on April 13, 2017 
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Georgetown Campus Plan at a Glance (click link to see document)
Georgetown Campus Plan 2017-2036 (filed - Sept 01-2016):
Medstar Georgetown Hospital: New Surgical Pavilion
Posted on Feb 13th, 2017 Comments (0)
Update: On 8 Feb 2017 the BZA unanimously approved Visitation's application for Special Exemption Relief.
Posted on Jan 30th, 2017 Comments (0)
Officials from the DC Department of General Services (DGS) and Sigal Construction report that the contractually mandated completion date for all renovations is September 2017. The school plans to hold graduation ceremonies at the site in June 2017 and classes will start there in late August of that year. City officials confirm that the garage entrance/exit remains on 36th Street. The garage capacity has been reduced from 100 cars to 50. The roof deck (for restricted class use only) has also been reduced in scale. Vibration studies ended in May 2016, as no problems were detected. While the DC Auditor and DGS do not agreed on total cost figures, the project is anywhere from $80-100 million over the original budget of $82 million.
Construction work has been approved for the following holidays to ensure completion by late summer 2017:
  • Monday, February 20 – Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday, April 17 – Emancipation Day
  • Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day
Any question about this project may be addressed to Board member Sonia Crow at

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