2008 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 00:31:16 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-irf
Subject: [CPEO-IRF] Montgomery County (MD) questions Bethesda plan
Navy Aid for Roads At Hospital Faulted
Panel Calls Growth a National Issue

By Steve Vogel
Washington Post
January 11, 2008

A frustrated Montgomery County Planning Board called on the federal 
government yesterday to pay more for transportation improvements needed 
for the expansion of the naval hospital in Bethesda, saying the Navy has 
provided too little information and promised too little help.

Plans released by the Navy last month project more than 950,000 visitors 
a year, almost double the current number, at the National Naval Medical 
Center after 2011, when the Pentagon closes Walter Reed Army Medical 
Center in the District.

Planning Board members criticized the Navy's draft environmental impact 
statement as vague and inadequate and questioned its contention that $70 
million in road improvement projects outside the base -- among them a 
proposed widening of already congested Wisconsin Avenue -- do not meet 
criteria for military funding.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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