The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on preliminary alternatives to be considered regarding the Arlington County and Vicinity Non-Motorized Boathouse Facility Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS will assess the impacts of the proposed siting and construction of a public facility for non-motorized boats on the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River in the vicinity of Arlington County.
NPS project staff members have prepared a newsletter available for download at the EIS link above that describes the EIS process and preliminary action alternatives. The Arlington County Boathouse Foundation has prepared a list of FAQs with a detailed list of the alternatives and a history of the project HERE.
Preliminary alternatives include four possible site locations: two proposed sites are downstream of the Key Bridge in Rosslyn, one is near Gravelly Point and the 14th Street Bridge, and one on Daingerfield Island. The boathouse facility and its amenities would enhance public waterfront access in the vicinity of Arlington County for non-motorized recreational activities. It also would serve as the new home of Arlington County’s three public high school rowing teams.
Again, the public comment period is now open and will conclude on September 30, 2012. Written comments can be submitted electronically HERE or at the web site linked above.
Written comments may be mailed to the following address; mailed comments must be postmarked by September 30, 2012.
Attn: Arlington Boathouse EIS
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Turkey Run Park Headquarters
McLean, VA 22101