Park Service to Hold Feb. 4 Meeting on Boathouses

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The National Park Service will hold a public meeting on Potomac River boating facilities from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Palisades Public Library, 4901 V St. NW.

According to the NPS, it “is developing an implementation plan for nonmotorized boating facilities and related park improvements in the western section of Georgetown Waterfront Park. As part of the 1987 Plan for the Georgetown Waterfront Park and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park that established a zone for boathouse facilities, the plan has not yet been implemented. The need for such facilities was confirmed in the 2013 Feasibility Study for a Nonmotorized Boathouse Zone.”

The proposed project area extends from 34th Street NW approximately a quarter-mile upriver from Key Bridge. The project area encompasses both public and private land, including portions of the C&O Canal Park, Rock Creek Park and several privately owned parcels (the Potomac Boat Club, several private residences and a small parcel accessible from the shoreline only).

There is a 30-day public scoping period during which the NPS is soliciting public comments on the proposal. The park service invites all interested in this development plan to attend the meeting.

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