2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:53:11 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: D.C. may get Walter Reed land
D.C. may get surplus Walter Reed land after all

by Jonathan O'Connell
Washington Business Journal (DC)
September 8, 2009

Three years ago D.C. tried - and failed - to get some of the property at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for economic development purposes. Now it looks like the District will get a second crack at it.

The federal government is making 61 acres at the soon-to-be closed Walter Reed available to the city after the State Department said it won't need most of the land it requested there. The General Services Administration was offered the 61 acres as well, but also turned it down.

Walter Reed's D.C. campus, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW, is slated to close in 2011 when its operations are moved to Bethesda and Fort Belvoir under BRAC, the Base Realignment and Closure plan.

The Army will work with city officials to form a development plan for the acreage, said Mark Jones, assistant for BRAC under the Army's deputy assistant secretary for installations and housing. Jones said the next steps are for D.C. to create a local redevelopment authority and begin soliciting public input on the best uses for the site, whether commercial, parks, education or otherwise. He said the earliest the Army expects to see a plan from the city would be the end of 2010.


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