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World War I Public Scoping
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
05/20/2015 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Jones Day offices
51 Louisiana Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia
A public scoping meeting will be held by the NPS and the Commission on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Jones Day offices, located at 51 Louisiana Avenue NW, in Washington, D.C. During this open house, the project team will be available to discuss alternatives and site characteristics.
 
Description:
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the NPS and the Commission 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 Commission will conduct consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA). NCPC is a cooperating agency, with an independent NEPA responsibility, and will review and approve the design.



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Memorial Design Concepts on Public Display, December 14-22
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
12/14/2015 09:00 AM 5:30 PM John A. Wilson Building, Council of the DC
1350 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, District of Columbia
WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission will publicly exhibit the five finalist design concepts for the national World War I Memorial in Washington D.C. during December.
 
Description:
These works will be shown in the atrium of the John A. Wilson Building, at the Council of the District of Columbia, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, weekdays, from 9:00am to 5:30pm, from December 14-22, 2015. The public is invited to provide comment on the design concepts online, and at the exhibit. For more information on the design concepts, visit http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/stage-ii-design-development.html.

The historic John A. Wilson Building houses the Executive Office of the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia. As DC's City Hall, the building is open to the public, and plays host to the city legislative processes.

The design competition for the memorial has been underway since May 21st, 2015. Stage One of the open international competition drew more than 360 submissions from around the world. The finalists from Stage One were selected by a special competition jury, and announced on August 4th.

Since that time, the Commission has been working with the National Parks Service, the National Capital Planning Commission, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and other stakeholders, to further develop the design concepts. The winner of the design competition will be announced on January 25th, 2016.

The World War I memorial will be created in downtown Washington DC, at Pershing Park, at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The site was authorized by Congress in 2014. The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission was established by Congress in 2013 to develop and promote educational and commemorative programs to honor the role of the United States in World War I.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
IMPORTANT: Exhibit running from 9:00am to 5:30pm, from December 14 through December 22, 2015. The public is invited to provide comment on the design concepts online, and at the exhibit. For more information on the design concepts, visit http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/stage-ii-design-development.html.

URL/Webinar link:
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/stage-ii-design-development.html

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World War I Memorial Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
12/16/2015 09:00 AM 11:00 AM U.S. Commission of Fine Arts Conference Room
401 F Street
Washington , District of Columbia 20004
In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Commission and the NPS is notifying you of the potential for effects and invites you to participate in the Section 106 consultation process to consider these effects. The Section 106 process is being undertaken concurrently with the environmental review process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The meeting will be held on December 16, 2015 in the meeting room of the Commission of Fine Arts, Suite 312, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 at 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM. The meeting will provide an opportunity to present selected competition designs, to identify the area of potential effect (APE) and to hold a preliminary discussion on the potential effects of the five preliminary design concepts under consideration by the Commission and its competition jury.
 
Description:
The World War I Centennial Commission (Commission), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), proposes to establish a design for the memorial to further honor those who served as members of the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The World War I memorial site, previously known as Pershing Park, is bound by Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the north, E Street NW to the south, and 15th Street NW and 14th Street NW to the west and east, respectively, in Washington, DC. Located one block southeast of the White House, the memorial site is a component of the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, an administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) and managed by the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

The Commission sponsored an international design competition between May 21, 2015 and July 21, 2015. Five finalist designs were announced by the Commission on August 4, 2015. NPS and the National Capital Planning Commission hosted an initial public scoping meeting/Section 106 consultation meeting on May 20, 2015 to provide an opportunity for interested members of the public, agencies, and interested groups to learn about the project, ask questions, provide comments, and identify concerns they feel should be addressed during the review process.

The Commission, established by P.L. 112-272, approved January 14, 2013, is responsible for planning, developing, and executing programs, projects and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I. By Public Law 113-291 (Section 3091), approved December 19, 2014, the Commission is also responsible for the overall planning, design and construction of enhancements to Pershing Park and the General Pershing Commemorative Work as a World War I Memorial. Enhancement of the site and the General Pershing Commemorative Work may include appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
If you require additional information or special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting, please contact Glenn DeMarr at the NPS at (202) 619-7027.

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World War I Memorial Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
09/21/2016 2:30 PM 4:30 PM District of Columbia Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW
Suite 650E
Washington , District of Columbia 20024
In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Commission and the NPS is notifying you of the potential for effects and invites you to participate in the Section 106 consultation process to consider these effects. The Section 106 process is being undertaken concurrently with the environmental review process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The meeting will be held on September 21, 2016 in the main conference room of the District of Columbia Office of Planning at 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM. The meeting will provide an opportunity to finalize the revised area of potential effect (APE), to review the Determination of Eligibility (DOE) for Pershing Park, to consider the design concept selected by the Commission and subsequent refinements based on comments received, and to hold a discussion on the potential effects of the design.
 
Description:
The World War I Centennial Commission (Commission), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), proposes to establish a design for the memorial to further honor those who served as members of the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The World War I memorial site, previously known as Pershing Park, is bound by Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the north and south, and 15th Street NW and 14th Street NW to the west and east, respectively, in Washington, DC. Located one block southeast of the White House, the memorial site is a component of the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, an administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) and managed by the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

The Consulting Parties met on December 16, 2015, at which time the preliminary APE was provided for comment. The Commission also reviewed the five concepts that were finalists in the memorial design competition. At that time, the Commission and its competition jury had not selected a design; they subsequently selected a design in January 2016.

The Commission, established by P.L. 112-272, approved January 14, 2013, is responsible for planning, developing, and executing programs, projects and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I. By Public Law 113-291 (Section 3091), approved December 19, 2014, the Commission is also responsible for the overall planning, design and construction of enhancements to Pershing Park and the General Pershing Commemorative Work as a World War I Memorial. Enhancement of the site and the General Pershing Commemorative Work may include appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping.


Meeting Directions/Instructions:
If you require additional information or special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting, please contact Catherine Dewey at the NPS at (202) 245-4711.

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World War I Memorial Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
02/09/2017 11:00 AM 12:30 PM ACHP Large Conference Room
401 F Street
3rd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
(202) 245-4711
In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Commission and the NPS are notifying you of the potential for effects and invite you to participate in the Section 106 consultation process to consider these effects. The Section 106 process is being undertaken concurrently with the environmental review process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m., at 401 F Street, NW, Advisory Council for Historic Preservation's large conference room on the 3rd floor. The meeting will provide an opportunity to consider the refinements to the design concept based on comments received and to hold a discussion on the potential effects of the design.
 
Description:
The World War I Centennial Commission (Commission), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), proposes to establish a design for the memorial to further honor those who served as members of the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The World War I Memorial site, previously known as Pershing Park, is bounded by N. Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the north, S. Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the south, and 15th Street NW and 14th Street NW to the west and east, respectively, in Washington, DC. Located one block southeast of the White House, the memorial site is a component of the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, an administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) and managed by the National Mall and Memorial Parks.The Consulting Parties previously met on September 21, 2016, at which time participants reviewed the Determination of Eligibility for Pershing Park and offered comments on the design selected by the World War I Commission. The Commission, established by P.L. 112-272, approved January 14, 2013, is responsible for planning, developing, and executing programs, projects and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I. By Public Law 113-291 (Section 3091), approved December 19, 2014, the Commission is also responsible for the overall planning, design and construction of enhancements to Pershing Park and the General Pershing Commemorative Work as a World War I Memorial. Enhancement of the site and the General Pershing Commemorative Work may include appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
If you require additional information or special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting, please contact Catherine Dewey at the NPS at (202) 245-4711.

Call-In: 844.712.3247, Code 328 90 315


1. Introductions
2. Background
3. Design evolution
4. Current Design Alternative: Pool and Plaza
5. Current Design Alternative: Scrim and Green
6. Assessment of Effects Discussion
7. Conclusion


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World War I Memorial Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
06/28/2017 10:00 AM 11:30 AM ACHP Large Conference Room
401 F Street
3rd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia

In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Commission and the NPS are notifying you of the potential for effects and invite you to participate in the Section 106 consultation process to consider these effects. The Section 106 process is being undertaken concurrently with the environmental review process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 28, at 10:00 a.m. at 401 F Street NW in Washington, DC. The meeting will provide an opportunity to consider the refinements to the design concept based on comments received and to hold a discussion on the potential effects of the design.

 
Description:
The World War I Centennial Commission (Commission), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), proposes to establish a design for the memorial to further honor those who served as members of the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The World War I Memorial site, previously known as Pershing Park, is bounded by N. Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the north, S. Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the south, and 15th Street NW and 14th Street NW to the west and east, respectively, in Washington, DC. Located one block southeast of the White House, the memorial site is a component of the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, an administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) and managed by the National Mall and Memorial Parks. The Consulting Parties most recently met on February 9, 2017, at which time participants reviewed and offered comments on the memorial design, as well as reviewed preliminary determinations of effects.
The Commission, established by P.L. 112-272, approved January 14, 2013, is responsible for planning, developing, and executing programs, projects and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I. By Public Law 113-291 (Section 3091), approved December 19, 2014, the Commission is also responsible for the overall planning, design and construction of enhancements to Pershing Park and the General Pershing Commemorative Work as a World War I Memorial. Enhancement of the site and the General Pershing Commemorative Work may include appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
If you require additional information or special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting, please contact Catherine Dewey at the NPS at (202) 245.4711.

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World War I Memorial Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
02/13/2018 1:30 PM 3:00 PM ACHP Large Conference Room
401 F Street
3rd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia
In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Commission and the NPS are notifying you of adverse effects and invite you to participate in the Section 106 consultation process to consider mitigation of these effects. The Section 106 process is being undertaken concurrently with the environmental review process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13, at 1:30 p.m. at 401 F Street NW in Washington, DC. The meeting will provide an opportunity to consider the refinements to the design concept based on comments received and to discuss potential mitigation measures for the adverse effects. Materials will be distributed in advance of the meeting.
 
Description:
The World War I Centennial Commission (Commission), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), proposes to establish a design for the memorial to further honor those who served as members of the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The World War I Memorial site, previously known as Pershing Park, is bounded by N. Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the north, S. Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the south, and 15th Street NW and 14th Street NW to the west and east, respectively, in Washington, DC. Located one block southeast of the White House, the memorial site is a component of the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, an administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) and managed by the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

The Consulting Parties most recently met on June 28, 2017, at which time participants reviewed and offered comments on the memorial design, as well as reviewed determinations of effects.

The Commission, established by P.L. 112-272, approved January 14, 2013, is responsible for planning, developing, and executing programs, projects and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I. By Public Law 113-291 (Section 3091), approved December 19, 2014, the Commission is also responsible for the overall planning, design and construction of enhancements to Pershing Park and the General Pershing Commemorative Work as a World War I Memorial. Enhancement of the site and the General Pershing Commemorative Work may include appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping.

As part of design refinement process, supportive comments for the design were received at meetings of the Commission of Fine Arts (May 18, 2017) and the National Capital Planning Commission (July 13, 2017). The letters and the supporting presentation materials are posted to the National Park Planning (PEPC) website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/WWIMemorial

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
If you require additional information or special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting, please contact Catherine Dewey at the NPS at (202) 245.4711.

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National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission Notice of Public Meeting
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
05/15/2018 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Commission of Fine Arts at the National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington DC, District of Columbia
A meeting of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., in the Boardroom of the Commission of Fine Arts at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
 
Description:
Agenda

(1) The Commission will review a request by the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation for an Area I recommendation.

(2) The Commission will consult with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission regarding the design of proposed enhancement of the General Pershing commemorative work as the National World War I Memorial

(3) The Commission will review H.R. 5424, to authorize modifications to the First Division Monument.

(4) Other Business


Meeting Directions/Instructions:
Boardroom of the Commission of Fine Arts at the National Building Museum

Persons who want further information concerning the agenda topics or meeting arrangements, or who wish to file a written statement or testify at the meeting should contact Mr. DeMarr for assistance by telephone at (202) 619-7097 or by email at glenn_demarr@nps.gov.

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