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Feasilibity Study To Implement A Non-Motorized Boathouse Zone Along The Georgetown Waterfront
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
12/13/2011 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Washington Harbor
3050 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, District of Columbia
The National Park Service will conduct a public information meeting on December 13, 2011 regarding a feasibility study to examine implementation of a non-motorized boathouse zone along the District of Columbia's side of the Potomac River waterfront in Georgetown. The NPS will study the structures and facilities related to non-motorized boat usage, including rowing, canoeing and kayaking, that can be accommodated within this zone (project area), as well as other uses, such as cycling and passive recreation. This study will lay the groundwork for future decision-making regarding (1) scenarios for development/improvement of NPS facilities and (2) further planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance as necessary to implement the non-motorized boathouse zone.
 
Description:
The meeting will consist of an open house with a short presentation. NPS staff will be on hand to visit with you and answer questions.

For further information or if you have special needs to be accommodated during this public open house please contact: Tammy Stidham, National Capital Region at (202) 619-7474

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Workshop on the Feasibility Study for a Non-Motorized Boathouse Zone along the Georgetown Waterfront
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
03/03/2012 09:00 AM 1:00 PM School Without Walls
2130 G Street, Washington DC
Washington, District of Columbia
On Saturday, March 3, 2012, the NPS will hold a 4-hour morning workshop to gather public input on the feasibility study for a non-motorized boathouse zone along the Potomac River waterfront in Georgetown in the District of Columbia. Details on location will be announced shortly. The boathouse zone was designated in the 1987 master plan for the Georgetown Waterfront Park and now that the park has been completed below 34th Street, the NPS is taking a step back to look holistically at potential uses and facilities for the zone. The study will be used to inform future decision making processes.

 
Description:
The study is being conducted to identify feasible ways to enhance visitor access to the Potomac River with non-motorized boats, while finding a balance among different uses of the space. To do so, this study will:
• Identify the range and quantity of uses and users that should be accommodated in the zone, consistent with physical site limitations, and deemed necessary and appropriate uses for the site.
• Lay the groundwork for future decision-making for development and improvements and guide future planning and compliance requirements.
• Establish a programmatic approach to allowing access to the river for a variety of uses, not just non-motorized boat uses.

The project will consider:
• The waterfront land immediately upstream of the Georgetown
• Waterfront Park at 34th Street, to about 1,200 feet upstream of the Key Bridge, including federal properties north of Water Street/K Street.
• Existing facilities (Potomac Boat Club, Washington Canoe Club, and Jack's Boathouse), stakeholders, and the immediate environs around the zone.
• Inclusion of new facilities within the zone.
• Cyclists, joggers, walkers, and other users in and near the zone.
• Relationship with the Capital Crescent Trail.
NPS has discussed the zone with several different stakeholder groups. Findings from those discussions will be shared at the workshop, and participants will be asked to work in groups to identify possible solutions.


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Release of Feasibility Study and Public Information Meeting
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
05/22/2013 6:00 PM 8:00 PM West End Library - Large Meeting Room
1101 24th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
The NPS will be conducting a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to present the findings from the feasibility study that examined the potential implementation of a non-motorized boathouse zone on the shore along the District of Columbia's side of the Potomac River waterfront in Georgetown. The NPS examined the structures and facilities related to non-motorized boat usage, including rowing, canoeing and kayaking, that can be accommodated within this zone, as well as other uses, such as cycling and passive recreation. This study will lay the groundwork for future decision-making regarding: (1) scenarios for development/improvement of NPS facilities or potential land exchanges for private development of boathouses; and (2) further planning and National Environmental Policy Act/National Historic Preservation Act compliance as necessary to implement the non-motorized boathouse zone.
 
Description:
The meeting will consist of an open house with a short presentation. NPS staff will be on hand to answer questions

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
For further information or to request accommodation for any special needs during the public meeting, please contact Tammy Stidham, NPS, National Capital Region at (202) 619-7474

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