The mile of C&O Canal that runs through D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood is among the city's most unique historic assets. Yet it is in an increasingly dire state of disrepair. With the canal nearing its bicentennial (it was created by an act of Congress in 1825), the MakeDC team has examined its past and the potential it holds.

 

In 2013, we worked with the Georgetown BID on the creation of its 2028 Action Plan, helping the organization envision ways of reviving the canal space through new programming, installations, and pop-up activities.

Now, we are part of the team, led by James Corner Field Operations, a top urban design and landscape architecture firm, that is working on a master plan for the canal for the nonprofit Georgetown Heritage. Learn more here.

The C&O Canal: Georgetown

Site Plan: The C&O Canal

Site Plan: The C&O Canal

34th Street Dock

34th Street Dock

Tow Path: Before

Tow Path: Before

Tow Path: After

Tow Path: After

Tow Path: Evening Run

Tow Path: Evening Run

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge: Before

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge: Before

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge: After

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge: After

Canal Lock: Before

Canal Lock: Before

Canal Lock: After

Canal Lock: After

Canal Lock: Fashion Show

Canal Lock: Fashion Show

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