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Contact: Nick Bartolomeo, 202-895-6010
Washington, D.C. – The National Park Service and the District of Columbia government, in cooperation with the National Capital Planning Commission, announce the availability for public review and comment of an Environmental Assessment for the proposed Metro Memorial Park.
The purpose of the memorial is to honor the victims of the 2009 Red Line Metrorail accident, celebrate the heroism of first responders, and uplift the community.The two sites under consideration for the memorial are managed by the National Park Service and are located in northeast Washington, DC: the property east of the intersection of South Dakota and New Hampshire Avenues, NE and the property north of the same intersection of South Dakota and New Hampshire Avenues, NE.As part of the project, the jurisdiction of the selected parcel would be transferred from the National Park Service to the District of Columbia.
A digital copy of the Environmental Assessment is online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/rocr. Printed copies are available for public review at:
Rock Creek Park Headquarters
3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Rock Creek Park Nature Center
5200 Glover Road, NW
Comments on the Environmental Assessment may be submitted on-line – the National Park Service's preferred method -- at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/rocr. Comments can also be mailed directly to:
Metro Memorial Environmental Assessment
Attn: Clair Sale, AECOM
675 North Washington Street, Suite 300
Comments will be accepted from Thursday, June 27, 2013 through midnight Friday, July 26, 2013. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
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