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C&O Canal in Georgetown circa 1930

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

 
Comment Period: Closed        11/02/2017 - 01/05/2018
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