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Franklin Park Vision and Transformation Plan

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The National Park Service, the District of Columbia, and the Downtown Business Improvement District (Partners) together are collectively committed to transform Franklin Park into an active, flexible, sustainable, and historic urban park connected to its community. Franklin Park, at five acres, is one of the largest NPS square in Center City DC and therefore provides a unique opportunity to serve the community and enhance urban living. Currently the park does not meet today's diverse urban needs; however, the Partners see the potential to transform Franklin Park into one of our nation's premier urban parks.

To implement these goals, the Partners completed a planning effort for Franklin Park in 2015/2016 which included: development of initial conceptual design alternatives, budgets, operations and maintenance plans; an environmental assessment (EA) and Section 106 consultation.

We are now moving forward again with the design process and would like to reintroduce the public to the project and the refined concept designs.

Two public meetings will be held on November 14:
Session 1: 8:30-10:00am:
One Franklin Square, 1301 K Street, NW Washington DC 20071

Session 2: 6pm -8pm:
The Hamilton Hotel, 1001 14th Street, NW Washington DC 20005

We look forward to receiving your comments. To comment on the November 14 presentation: Click on "Open for Comment" to the left.

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Eliza Voigt
National Mall and Memorial Parks