The Georgetown Gateways program seeks to enhance the entry points to Georgetown in a way that creates a sense of arrival for visitors, provides a familiar sense of return for residents and employees, and orients and informs those entering Georgetown.
Through a collaborative design process, the Georgetown BID is creating a design plan to enhance these gateways in a way that is complementary, informative, and reflective of the character of the neighborhood.
The Georgetown BID has identified five major gateways to Georgetown--K Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, M Street, Key Bridge and Wisconsin Avenue. Georgetown Gateways--an initiative that emerged from Georgetown 2028--seeks to enhance these primary locations. Each gateway design will include combinations of placemaking elements, including entrance markers and signage, lighting, furniture and landscaping, wayfinding elements and historical information.
The Georgetown BID has released an RFP seeking a local design team to serve as the design partner. The selected team will develop a gateways design plan through a collaborative process with the BID and community stakeholders. Responses are due November 30. The Georgetown BID intends to select a design team by the end of 2016.
For more information, contact Jamie Scott, economic development manager.