Canal Park Development Association

Canal Park Development Association, Inc. ("CPDA") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the purpose of promoting, designing, fundraising for, building and maintaining the Washington Canal Park. The CPDA board and staff have extensive experience in developing and managing residential and commercial properties throughout the DC region.

The DC Housing Authority
William C. Smith & Co.
DC Council Member, Tommy Wells
Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District

Christopher VanArsdale, Executive Director
Chris VanArsdale is executive director of the Canal Park Development Association, Inc., ("CPDA") overseeing redevelopment of the Washington Canal Park. He is a mayoral appointee to the Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board and a DC Council appointee to the Green Building Advisory Council, overseeing DC's new Sustainable Energy Utility and Green Building Act, respectively.


LEED/Sustainable Sites Initiative Certification.

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Design Team

OLIN led a multidisciplinary team on consultants in the creation of this catalytic urban park.

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Developer/Funding Partners

Government of the District of Columbia, Vincent Gray, Mayor

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Park Map

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