CLIENT:

District Department of Transportation

ROLE:

Permit Consultation & Public Engagement

Study: Review pertinent environmental documentation prepared for the Arizona Ave Pedestrian Bridge, Canal Road Study, and/or Palisades Recreation Center as needed as provided by the CA. Coordinate with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other appropriate agencies to determine National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation requirements for the project. The Consultant shall prepare an Environmental Inventory/NEPA Classification memo report documenting the findings, as well as draft and final DDOT Environmental Form II to gauge likely NEPA documentation requirements and anticipated agency permitting requirements and timelines. [Preparation of NEPA documentation is not required as part of this task; a formal wetlands delineation is not required as a part of this task.] The Consultant shall coordinate the CA in the development of the Environmental Evaluation Memorandum Report.

Scope: The consulting firm, hereinafter referred to as “Consultant”, shall provide for the District of Columbia, Department of Transportation (DDOT), technical work associated with determining the transportation utility of this corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists. The purpose of this project is to identify critical issues and challenges in developing a multi-use trail for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities in the corridor. Currently, the area along the corridor has limited transportation options for walking and biking. The areas adjacent to the corridor have limited access to the Capital Crescent and C&O Canal trails. The corridor also experiences erosion and poor drainage in places.

Commun-ET:  The Consultant shall develop and organize a public participation process that includes members of the public and potential trail users. Develop a strategy and execute a process for sharing concepts, studies, and potential outcomes to stakeholders and members of the public. DDOT is seeking a “best practices” approach for providing information and building consensus with primary stakeholders in a focused and time-effective way. The consultant shall facilitate and document meetings and public events. The consultant shall develop high-quality visual graphics, renderings, photographs, maps, and narrative elements to assist in communicating the project goals.