Update on Redesign of Potomac Avenue Triangle Parks

Work to implement a redesign of these two triangle parks on Potomac Avenue, SE, between 12th and 13th Streets, hit a road bump, but construction should start soon.

Update on Redesign of Potomac Avenue Triangle Parks

by Larry Janezich

Work on the parks was scheduled to begin in the fall of 2018.  So, what’s up?

Capitol Hill Corner reached out to ANC Commissioner Kelly Waud, who became commissioner after the deal was sealed on the park in 2018, to ask her for an update.

Waud replied that the process has slowed because the response to the initial Request for Proposals (RFP) was over budget, and the RFP was reissued.

She said, “The project kickoff with the awarded contractor and DGS was March 6. The design, permitting, and construction should take place through this summer.”  She said she was waiting for an updated implementation schedule, and noted that DC Historic Preservation Office is requiring DGS to perform a Phase 1A Archaeology Survey of the two parks. This may have a schedule impact as well.

Here’s CHC’s report on ANC6B’s approval of the final designs for the parks and a detailed look at them: https://bit.ly/2Cu6COh

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