|Oct 28, 2014
330 7th St NE
District of Columbia
The Francis Marion Memorial Project proposes to establish a permanent memorial honoring Brigadier General Francis Marion and his service. The Francis Marion Memorial Project, in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), has identified Marion Park and other federal parcels along South Carolina Avenue SE for consideration as a memorial site. Marion Park is bound by 4th, 6th and E Streets SE. The site is administered by National Capital Parks - East, an administrative unit of the NPS. Other parcels along South Carolina Avenue SE are owned by the U.S. Government and under the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. As part of this proposal, the Francis Marion Memorial Project would design and construct a memorial within the site selected. Once constructed, the NPS would hold administrative rights over the Memorial.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the NPS and the Francis Marion Memorial Project are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify alternatives and assess the potential impacts of the proposal. Concurrent to the NEPA process, the NPS and the Francis Marion Memorial Project will conduct a consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA). As part of this planning effort, a public scoping meeting will be held by the NPS and the Francis Marion Memorial Project