Invitation to the Open House and Public Hearing
Foreign Missions Center Master Plan
at the Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center
The U.S. Department of State will hold an Open House and Public Hearing on April 20th to discuss the proposed Foreign Missions Center Master Plan at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) site in Washington, DC.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:30pm – 6:30pm Open House
6:30pm – 8:30pm Public Hearing
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Red Cross Building
Dahlia Street, NW – Building 41
Washington, D.C. 20012
(Enter at 14th and Alaska)
The Department of State proposed action is to prepare a Master Plan for the long-term development of a FMC on approximately 31.7 acres of the northwest portion of the former WRAMC site located on 16th Street, NW, near the District’s border with Silver Spring, Maryland. The master plan is an update from the previous 2014 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as a result of changes to the overall land area available for the FMC.
The evening will start with an Open House from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm which will allow individuals to attend at any time to review summaries of the information presented about the master plan and ask questions. The Public Hearing will follow immediately in the same location from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The public is invited make comments during the Public Hearing concerning the need for the project and any other issues about the project that would best serve the public interest. All comments on the SDEIS process must be submitted by May 18, 2017, to ensure that they are considered during preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
For more information and to download the 2017 Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the Foreign Missions Center Master Plan visit http://www.state.gov/ofm/property/fmc/index.htm. Copies of SDEIS are also available for public review at the following libraries: Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park Library, Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, and Petworth Neighborhood Library.