IN REPLY REFER TO: D22(NCR-WHL)
Mar. 9 1998
Mr. William Thomas
P.O. Box 27217
Washington, D.C. 20038
Dear Mr. Thomas:
Because you have expressed a continuing interest in the future of the White House and President's Park, we want you to be aware of developments being considered for the area. The National Park Service, at the request of the U.S. Secret Service, has developed a proposed design to replace temporary concrete barriers with permanent security bollards on the north side of Lafayette Park across from the White House.
The affected areas include from east to west: Madison Place and its sidewalks; Lafayette Park; and Jackson Place and its sidewalks. Enclosed is an "Environmental Assessment - Northside Barrier Replacement - Lafayette Park". The environmental assessment describes the project background and objectives, the design proposal, and the impacts of both "no action" and the "proposed action".
We welcome your comments on the project. We will be accepting public comment through April 15. 1998. Should you have questions on the project, please contact my offices at (202) 619-6344. We appreciate your continuing interest and insights concerning planning at the White House and President's Park.
/s/ James J. McDaniel
White House Liaison