The historical closing of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in August 2011 signaled new changes not only for the 120 year old medical campus, but also for the city and Ward 4 residents. The Department of the Army has changed the land boundaries it originally offered to the District of Columbia for reuse, adding five additional acres to the area affected by the plan. These areas were not included in the reuse plan released last year.
The Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) hosted six public meetings, plus additional presentations, to ensure the community was an integral partner in developing the plan. The Final Draft Plan produced by this two year community engagement process is available for viewing online. Please click the link below for a copy of the report:
WHAT: WRAMC Small Area Plan Final Public Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:30pm -8:30pm
WHERE: Tifereth Israel Synagogue, Social Hall
7701 16th Street NW, Washington DC
About Walter Reed
On January 25, 2012, the Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) Committee made final recommendations to the Mayor and Council on the Homeless Assistance Submission and Base Reuse Plan by motion. The approved land use program was then presented by the LRA at a Town Hall meeting on February 2, 2012. The Base Reuse Plan has been submitted to the Council, and a Council Public Hearing was held on Thursday, June 14, 2012.
Part of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Campus became available due to a federally-mandated Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. The Local Redevelopment Authority lead by the District of Columbia’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, included community representatives and has engaged in a planning process to prepare a plan in alignment with District, federal government, community, and BRAC goals.
This Final Draft Plan is a key component of the District’s application to the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the successful conveyance of the property to the District. The Reuse Plan will serve as the preferred federal land use plan for the future development of the site.
AmericaSpeaks, a non profit, non partisan organization in Washington D.C., will provide facilitation and outreach support for the public workshops. Using elements from our 21st Century Town Meeting®, we will assist leaders tap into the collective wisdom of constituents and stakeholders through identifying shared priorities and develop recommendations on essential policies and plans.
• Small-group facilitated discussions
• Capturing participant ideas and themes
• Individual voting to prioritize recommendations & solutions
• Streamlined Q&A for participants to interact with leaders or expert panelists