C&O Canal in Georgetown circa 1930

November 2, 2017 Public meeting - Initial Design Concepts for the C&O Canal in Georgetown

In an evening public forum, Georgetown Heritage and the National Park Service (NPS) presented early-stage design concepts for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park through Georgetown. Following the presentation, attendees were invited to provide reactions and discuss the design options.

The designs celebrate the character and history of the C&O Canal NHP while proposing safe, accessible, and intriguing spaces along the Georgetown portion of the canal and within plazas adjacent to the canal. The project's goals are to highlight the canal's unique historic and cultural attributes, biodiversity, and educational and interpretive opportunities.

The presentation and the display boards can be downloaded below and are open for comment until December 11, 2017. The National Park Service and Georgetown Heritage look forward to hearing reactions to these early design concepts.

We have divided this one-mile into eight landscapes. These Unique character zones have been identified and named because of our site analysis. These areas receive unique design treatments to provide a variety of place-specific improvements along the canal. In order to provide you with additional information on these draft concepts and to get greater feedback, we have prepared the following forms that contain images of each concept along with a form for your feedback. This can be used in addition to the comment form link on this page.

Towpath Improvements

Mile Marker '0'

Rock Creek

Rock Creek Confluence

The Locks

The Walls

The Grove

The Bend

The Aqueduct

Comment Period: Closed        11/02/2017 - 01/05/2018
Document Content:
Comment Analysis Report Comment Analysis Report   (1.2 MB, PDF file)
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