Thursday, October 7, 2010

LRA announces draft plan for Walter Reed

Last night the final Local Redevelopment Authority meeting was held, in which the LRA announced the plan that will be presented for community comment on October 14.

The broad outlines remain similar to the reuse plan proposed back in August, with a few changes: There will be 850 units of housing insteadof 1,000, 200,000 square feet of retail instead of 175,000, and 90,000 suare feet of office space instead of 125,000, making for 2.2 million square feet overall instead of the original 2.4 million square feet. There will be 40 acres of open space, or 65 percent of the total site area.

Nonprofits and educational institutions chosen to be part of the plan are Catholic Charities, the Transitional Housing Corporation, So Others Might Eat, Latin American Montessori Bilingual, and Washington Yu Ying. Read Housing Complex's report from the LRA meeting.

The final plan will be presented to the community on October 14 from 7 to 9 pm at Delano Hall on the Walter Reed campus.

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