Consulting Parties Meeting
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
Dec 2, 2009 5:30 PM 7:30 PM Room M-09 at the Old Post Office Pavilion
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
(202) 245-4711

December 2, 2009, between the hours of 5:30-7:30 PM, there will be a presentation and discussion on the status of the proposed actions to install permanent vehicle barriers and security monitoring at the Jefferson Memorial and the potential effect on historic properties. The presentation will occur in Room M-09 at the Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

Thank you for scheduling time on December 2, 2009 to continue to consult on this important project.

 
Description:
Presentation and discussion on the status of the proposed actions to install permanent vehicle barriers and security monitoring at the Jefferson Memorial and the potential effect on historic properties.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:


Draft EA Alternatives - Public Review Meeting
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
Aug 11, 2010 2:00 PM 4:00 PM NPS National Capital Region (NCR) Headquarters
Classroom B
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, District of Columbia
The NPS will hold a public meeting to review draft alternatives on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the NPS National Capital Region (NCR) Headquarters, located at 1100 Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, D.C., 20242. NPS staff and their consultants will present project information from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. An open house will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the project team available to discuss alternatives and site characteristics.
The meeting will also provide opportunity for consultation on the project under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Section 106 is the process by which federal agencies take into account the effect of undertakings upon historic resources on or eligible for the National Register for Historic Places.

 
Description:
The National Park Service (NPS), in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate a range of draft alternatives for a permanent vehicular security barrier system at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The permanent vehicular security barrier system is to provide for physical security, while at the same time, improving and enhancing the visitor experience, the efficiency of park management and operations, and the functionality and sustainability of features associated with the memorial and the surrounding area in a manner that respects the Jefferson Memorial's cultural landscape.
The memorial, landscape features, and vistas within the project area constitute some of the most iconic and immediately recognizable images commemorating the legacy of the nation's third president. The project area is also the focus of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. Annual visitation in the area is approximately 2.4 million.
Four alternatives are currently under consideration for a security barrier system at the Jefferson Memorial. The EA will analyze the impacts of implementing any of these alternatives. The EA will be available for public review and comment in spring 2011.
If you wish to comment on the on the Thomas Jefferson Memorial permanent vehicular security barrier system, comments will be taken during this meeting, or you may submit them electronically (the NPS preferred method of receiving comments), by fax, or mail them directly. The NPS will accept comments on the proposed project through Tuesday, September 14, 2010.


Meeting Directions/Instructions:
The NPS National Capital Regional Office is located in East Potomac Park, off Ohio Drive and Buckeye Drive.