Shaping the Future of the Watergate Hotel

Redevelopment plans may be stalled by resident action to have Watergate complex designated as a historical landmark.

Residents of the Washington, D.C. landmark are seeking historic designation of the complex. Meanwhile, plans are underway for a private developer to convert the Watergate Hotel into 155 luxury condominiums. Some current Watergate residents have expressed concern that conversion of the hotel would eliminate the complex's historic mixed-use status. As one resident states, "To change the functionality of the [hotel] would change the functionality of the complex."

Thanks to Erin Clark

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