2018 Progress

 

 

2017

  • Georgetown Rosslyn Gondola Coalition formed.
     
  • Gondola presentation shared with public in variety of forums.
     
  • Draft financial plan completed.
     
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) estimated to cost between $1-3 Million.  
     
  • DC Council appropriated $250,000 to begin the EIS in FY18, placing the project in the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED).
     
  • Georgetown University pledged $100,000 towards the EIS
     
  • The Georgetown BID pledged $100,000 towards the EIS
     
  • Rosslyn and Georgetown business communities pledged $60,000 toward the goal of $300,000 for the private sector contribution to the EIS.
     
  • The Federal City Council  assumed the lead role in coordinating the public private partnership to plan and develop the gondola.
     
  • Project sponsors actively met with the District Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration to discuss ways to move the project forward.
     
  • A multi-party MOA was drafted to outline roles and responsibilities of gondola project sponsors and organizers. 
     
  • Consultants were hired to further study and coordinate planning and entitlement activities.  
     
  • A steering committee was formed to coordinate the next phase of planning activities