Saw this on the City Paper, it looks like Howard University is considering moving their hospital, which is currently located just southeast of the university's campus, about 5th and V. They're looking at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which will be closing, as a place to go.
I think it'd be nice for Walter Reed to have a hospital tenant, but at the same time, people are worried because the closest hospital to Columbia Heights and environs would be moving. The next closest is the big Washington Hospital Center campus at about 1st and Irving.
I've never used Howard U hospital, so it probably won't affect me (knock on wood) but who do others think? It would also mean a number of jobs would move from the neighborhood, though Howard says they'll keep some health functions at the hospital.