Metro Memorial Park EA
The National Park Service (NPS) and The District of Columbia (the District )seek your input.
The District proposes to establish a permanent memorial honoring the victims of, and first responders to, the 2009 Metrorail Red Line crash. The District has identified two sites, located east and north of the intersection of South Dakota Avenue NE and New Hampshire Avenue NE for consideration. Both sites are located on lands administered by Rock Creek Park, an administrative unit of the NPS. As part of this proposal, NPS would transfer jurisdiction of the selected parcel to the District for the proposed memorial.
This EA presents two alternative locations, or action alternatives, and a No Action Alternative. Both action alternatives would place a plaza area, landscape, and sculptural element within areas currently administered by the NPS. Alternative 1 would place the memorial east of the intersection of South Dakota and New Hampshire Avenues, while Alternative 2 would place the memorial north of this intersection. No on-site parking would be provided under the alternatives.
This EA was written in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended; the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA [40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500-1508 (1986)], as amended; and NPS Director's Order #12 (DO-12).
Comment Period: 06/27/2013 - 07/26/2013