2005 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 20 Jul 2005 04:43:45 -0000
Reply: cpeo-irf
Subject: [CPEO-IRF] Ft. Belvoir (VA)
[The linked article contains some corrections to the first paragraph,
and the third paragraph also mistakenly states the the BRAC commission
"released its recommendations" in May. At that time the Defense
Department submitted its proposals to the commission. - LS]

Assessing Fort Belvoir's Problems and Prospects
Increased Traffic Is No. 1 Official Concern

By Elissa Silverman
Washington Post
July 18, 2005

Carved out of a colonial estate in southern Fairfax County, Fort Belvoir
has for decades functioned like a self-sufficient island. Twenty-two
thousand workers, most of them civilians, trek there for work each week,
but they mostly spend their money at the base's gas station ($2.07 a
gallon for regular unleaded), its restaurants, shopping mall and
commissary (at $87.5 million in sales last year, the highest grossing
base store in the world).

Military retirees roam its two 18-hole golf courses.

But since the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure commission
released its recommendations in May, local officials say expectations
are growing that this part of Fairfax County will finally come to
resemble its neighbors in Tysons Corner and Reston, with sleek glass
office buildings and upscale retail replacing the auto body shops and
dollar stores that are now outside the base's gates.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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