Kennedy Center Riverfront Access

Kennedy Center Riverfront Access

The National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in conjunction with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Center), has proposed the Kennedy Center/Potomac River Pedestrian Access Improvement Project. Under this proposal, FHWA would provide pedestrian access between the Kennedy Center River Terrace and the Potomac Riverfront in Washington, DC; providing a direct link between the Kennedy Center and the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Trail, which is administered by the NPS. The purpose of the project is to improve access between the Kennedy Center River Terrace to the Potomac Riverfront. The action is needed because physical barriers and safety concerns currently discourage pedestrian traffic between these two resources. The Project would provide access to the riverfront as was planned when the Kennedy Center was being planned.

Documents

icon Arthur Cotton Moore Letter to NPS Regarding the Proposed Kennedy Center/Riverfront Access Project
March 3, 2011, Arthur Cotton Moore
Letter to the National Park Service from renowned architect Arthur Cotton Moore concerning the design options of the proposed the Kennedy Center/Potomac River Pedestrian Access Improvement Project. In 1987 in The Washington Post, Mr. Moore, who designed the Washingtion Harbour project nearby on the Georgetown waterfront, proposed extending the promenade from the Washington Harbour complex around to the Kennedy Center — and then — connecting the Center’s terrace to the Potomac River via a grand stair. The proposal was adopted by the National Capital Planning Commission but has yet to be executed.

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