Gateway Designs to Be Shared April 19

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Whether you drive, ride or walk to Georgetown, there are four distinct entrances into our village: at K and 29th Streets, at M and 28th Streets, at the Georgetown end of Key Bridge and at R Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Long anticipated “Georgetown Gateway” designs for the first three sites will be introduced at a Thursday, April 19, town meeting.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Georgetown Suites, 1000 29th Street, on the corner of K Street. “If the weather is good, we’ll walk the site to get a real feel for the gateway’s placement,” said Jamie Scott, economic development director for the Georgetown Business Improvement District, which is overseeing the project.

Each of the gateways is different in that they respond to their particular placement and site environment, Scott explained. But they all will share three elements: signage, lighting and landscaping. Signage will make use of the same color scheme, though the materials may differ in accordance with the requirements and feel of each site.

The K Street gateway may reflect more of the industrial history of that site, while M Street will have a civic feel and the Key Bridge site will recall the busy jurisdictional crossing of the bridge from Virginia into the District.

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