Below are the initial design concepts presented to the public on November 2, 2017. 

All the materials presented at the meeting are also available online via the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment site.


From Plan to Park

A plan is meant to be followed, not to gather dust on a shelf.

  • A Practical, Priority-Based Timeline: Georgetown Heritage and C&O Canal NHP will determine the priority of the projects in the Georgetown Canal Plan, and work with consultants to develop a timeline and project sequencing plan.

  • Environmental Compliance - The Canal Plan/Environmental Assessment will comply with National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the NPS Director’s Order 12, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

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