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Public Participation

The National Park Service (NPS), the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), US General Services Administration, and the District of Columbia invite you to attend a public meeting to discuss master planning for the long-term management of Pennsylvania Avenue.  We are conducting this planning effort to ensure the continued use of Pennsylvania Avenue as the nation’s “Main Street,” where inaugural parades, civil rights marches, and state funerals occur, and where nationally significant people and events will be commemorated in the future.  The need for the plan is to address current problems and concerns about the management and maintenance of Pennsylvania Avenue and its connections to the city. We will discuss alternative approaches for providing amenities for visitors, residents, and workers as well as ways to streamline management so that the Avenue can achieve its significance and purpose.

A meeting was held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at NCPC’s offices, 401 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC.  This location is accessible via the Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter or Gallery Place metro stations. During the meeting, the project team discussed alternatives and the public was invited to learn about the plan and provide input to help inform the pending Planning document and consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

NPS accepted written comments on the proposal at the meeting through June 13, 2013.  See to view additional information
about the planning effort.