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Montgomery County Base Realignment
And Closure (BRAC) Projects


Studies & Reports

7-19-13 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center:  FINAL Environmental Impact Statement for Medical Facilities Development & University Expansion at NSA Bethesda -- EIS can be found in the "Document Library"

9-14-12 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: (LINKS TO RELATED DOCUMENT LIBRARY)  DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement for Medical Facilities Development & University Expansion at NSA Bethesda

4-23-10 U.S. Department of Defense: Comprehensive Master Plan for the National Capital Region Medical -- Creating a World-Class, Integrated Healthcare Delivery System in the National Capital Region (189 pp)

1-22-10 Correspondence from House Armed Services Committee

3-25-10 H.R. 4949, a Bill to establish within the Office of the Secretary of Defense an office responsible for implementing all recommendations and requirements regarding military medical facilities in the National Capital Region

May 2009: "ACHIEVING WORLD CLASS: An Independent Review of the Design Plans for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital" (68 pp)

12-2-09 House Armed Services Committee: The New Walter Reed: Are We on the Right Track? -- Joint Hearing of the Readiness and Military Personnel Subcommittees:

11-14-08 Navy releases revised Master Plan Update and Transportation Management Plan for NNMC Campus!
The Navy has formally submitted its Master Plan Update to the National Capital Planning Commission. Last August the Navy published a preliminary document, but the newest version contains numerous changes. It is linked here.

August 8, 2008 -- NNMC releases Draft Master Plan Update and Transportation Management Plan. The most recent approved NNMC Master Plan was completed in 1990. The purpose of updating the existing Master Plan is to address future anticipated development, including BRAC expansion mandated by law in 2005 establishing the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. The Draft Master Plan includes a Transportation Management Plan and will be finalized by the Navy later in 2008 after public hearings by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) and other agencies.

May 6, 2008 -- RECORD OF DECISION (38-page pdf) is signed by B. J. Penn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations & Environment. The ROD is the Navy's action plan to implement BRAC mandates at the NNMC campus in Bethesda, to establish the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center by September 15, 2011. It adopts the "Preferred Alternative" identified in the Final EIS. Traffic and environmental mitigations generally track those identified in the Final EIS. Signing of the ROD signals the imminent ground-breaking for BRAC construction, which is targeted for completion by late 2010 in order to facilitate th transformation of the medical center's facilities by Sept. 15, 2011.

April 4, 2008 -- FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR NNMC BRAC -- IMPORTANT NOTE: If any of these links to the Final EIS do not work, go directly here or to the NNMC EIS site. Go to the NNMC web site for more information about the BRAC process on the NNMC campus.

Under the NEPA law, there is no formal public comment period and the Navy is not obligated to respoond to any comments that are submitted. There will be a period no shorter than 30 days in which no action can be taken at NNMC. The Record of Decision (ROD) will be released shortly after the end of the No Action period -- approximately the first week of May, 2008.

Copies of the Final EIS can be reviewed at the following libraries: Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda MD 20814; Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase MD 20815; Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda MD 20817; Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington MD 20895; Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave, Rockville MD 20850. Copies can also be reviewed at: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda MD 20814; Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814; and Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1204, Bethesda MD 20814.

Final Environmental Impact Statement -- Notice of Availability, April 3, 2008

Volume I -- Cover Page

Volume I -- Main Report (284 pp pdf) -- includes:

Volume II -- Cover Page and Table of Contents (4 pp)

RESPONSES TO THE FINAL E.I.S.

March 3, 2008 -- Dept. of Navy Awards Contract for Initial Phase of New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Project. Info on this and other business opportunities relating to BRAC are on the Resources Page

February 26, 2008 -- This DOD information paper describes a general plan for BRAC construction in Bethesda.

December 14, 2007 -- DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR NNMC BRAC -- IMPORTANT NOTE: If any of these links do not work, go directly to the NNMC web site.


 NNMC "Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearings" (1-page pdf)

COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS), 1-28-08

o Montgomery County's Official Response: Letter from County Executive Leggett and Council President Knapp, 1-28-08

Pax River Warfare Center Aircraft Division

Pax River Naval Air Systems Command

Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland
 

BRAC IN BETHESDA:

BRAC CONSTRUCTION AT NNMC

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BRAC FAQ AT BETHESDA NAVAL HOSPITAL (includes FAQ on impact on community)

Will the Purple Line or the Corridor Cities Transitway serve NNMC? Tell me more about the Purple Line and the Corridor Cities Transitway.

  1. What about the Purple Line "Loop?"
  2. How will BRAC impact the Purple Line? Detailed Analysis Summary
  3. What about running the Purple Line along Jones Bridge Road?
  4. What about a MARC shuttle from Silver Spring to Rockville?
  5. Where can I get information about residential parking permits?
  6. What do we do if cars park illegally in our neighborhood?
  7. Can I tour the campus?  Where can I get more information about NNMC?
  8. If there is an emergency at the base, will surrounding communities be notified?


REGIONAL BRAC IMPACTS:

12-17-07 Washington Post: One-Two Punch To Area's Budgets -- Housing Woes, Past Spending Test Officials

12-17-07 Washington Post: Major Relocations

BRAC IMPACT ON SCHOOLS: April 3, 2008 Letter from Jerry Weast, Superintendent of Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, regarding BRAC Impacts on MCPS.

TDM -- TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT: Presentations to County BRAC Implementation Committee, Sept. 18, 2007