Georgetown Heritage and National Park Service Present Initial Design Concepts for the C&O Canal in Georgetown; Public Comment Period Now Open
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 https://goo.gl/forms/EboA7yYAe8LipmEI2
Mile Marker '0' https://goo.gl/forms/TuI46Is7tvoTtNDv1
Rock Creek https://goo.gl/forms/GDqPOUmUHCj5X4f02
Rock Creek Confluence https://goo.gl/forms/gzSsND8RvmoKPSeH2
The Locks https://goo.gl/forms/LscW03J1QLGbAHpy2
The Walls https://goo.gl/forms/Ks8Pu4RVJNzW5Njr2
The Grove https://goo.gl/forms/3w5PGbU0Bif7w0jw2
The Bend https://goo.gl/forms/aUBHRf5nEWf5G0bk2
The Aqueduct https://goo.gl/forms/1BZ1pdJfkwN5skBJ3
11/02/2017 - 01/05/2018