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Georgetowners Nominate O and P Street Project for Historic Preservation Award

The O and P Street project officially wrapped up in September.

Even after over 18 grueling months of construction noise, dust and parking restrictions, Georgetowners are so pleased with the result of the O and P Street project, that the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) is nominating it for the 2013 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

"I think most people would agree, it's a model of rehabilitation and restoration," said Pam Moore on behalf of CAG.

CAG received the Advisory Neighborhood Commission's (ANC) support in commending the District Department of Transportation for its project, which involved reconstruction and rehabilitation of O and P Streets and their historic streetcar tracks in the West Village.

The team behind O and P Street "clearly shared our concerns character of historic Georgetown" when planning and executing the project, said Commissioner Tom Birch.

DDOT "brought special attention and skill to the restoration, saving an important example of transportation history and setting a high standard for the execution of a public works project," said Birch.

Commissioner Ed Solomon, who owns a business on P Street and played an active role in the construction process, said he appreciated DDOT's sensitivity to the plight of businesses impacted by construction.

Commissioner Jeff Jones, whose ANC district was impacted directly by construction, said DDOT "deserves" the award for a "job well done."

Nominations are due Nov. 9 and the 10th annual awards ceremony planned for May 2013 during Preservation Month. 

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