CFA 18/NOV/04-6


Reservation 72, Chinatown
Bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, I, 6th, and 5th streets, NW
United States

National Park Service
Chinatown Park, Reservation 72
Park rehabilitation and new sidewalks
Review Type


Dear Mr. Carlstrom:

During its meeting of 18 November 2004, the Commission reviewed the concept plans for the rehabilitation of Reservation 72, bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, I, 6th and 5th Streets, NW. The members are very pleased that the Park Service is collaborating with the Downtown DC Business Improvement District to rehabilitate these small reservations throughout the downtown portion of the city. The members approved the concept plan provided the locations of the benches along the internal walkways are adjusted so that they are arranged in groups, rather than equally spaced along the walks. Perhaps adding a few additional benches should be considered to help to create more conversation and gathering areas for the park's visitors.

Please forward the final construction details for Reservation 72 to the staff for our delegated review. We look forward to reviewing additional rehabilitation plans for other reservations in the city in the near future as well. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday the 25th of January 2005, with a submission deadline on the 6th of January. As always, the staff is available to assist you.


/s/Frederick J. Lindstrom
Acting Secretary

Mr. Terry R. Carlstrom
Regional Director
National Capital Region
National Park Service
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242

cc: John G. Parsons, NPS
Cy Paumier, Downtown DC BID