National Park Service Offers Assistance in Odette’s Redevelopment Discussion
January 26, 2016
Delaware Canal State Park Manager Rick Dalton received a letter from the National Park Service offering support in discussions regarding the redevelopment of the Odette’s Restaurant site, an 18th century stone tavern which is a contributing property within the Delaware Canal National Historic Landmark District.
As one Friends of the Delaware Canal board member said, “This letter restores my faith in government.”
Bonnie J. Halda, chief of preservation assistance, writes, “The proposed redevelopment of the Odette’s site has changed over time and has become progressively more threatening to the Odette’s building itself as well as the Canal in general. There are three major aspects to the project that are problematic. …”
To read the entire letter, please open the PDF document.