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Future of Meridian Hill Park to be discussed at public meeting

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The Plan for the Preservation of Meridian Hill Park will be discussed at a public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The National Park Service (NPS) announced the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9.

The plan would involve repairing exposed concrete to reinforce historic features and adding an entrance on the lower level that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The entrance would help people with mobility issues see the Cascades. The national park, north of downtown Washington, DC east of 16th Street NW, was designed to resemble hanging Italian gardens but has been subject to decay and structural problems.

NPS plans to produce an Assessment of Effects to analyze how alternatives for caring for the park will affect the cultural and historic features.

The meeting takes place from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Moshe Zusman Photograph Studio, 1401 Florida Av. NW, Washington, DC 20009, at the corner of 14th Street and Florida Avenue NW. NPS staff will make a brief presentation at 7 and then talk with attendees.

“Stabilization efforts to the Great Terrace will be undertaken to prevent further water infiltration into the lower rooms of the terrace and to correct the setting of the concrete at this feature,” NPS states in the meeting announcement.

NPS is taking public comments on the plan until Feb. 9. For details, see



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