District, State Department Agree on Final Property Lines at Walter Reed
The District of Columbia and the State Department have agreed to new boundaries for splitting up the 113 acre-campus at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, resulting in a slightly larger parcel for the city and a smaller tract for the State Department.
The district’s parcel now will be 67.5 acres, up from 62 acres. More importantly, the city’s tract includes the entire frontage along Georgia Avenue, which is expected to be a hub for retail development under the city’s reuse plan. The city’s parcel also maintains a southern corridor across the campus running from 16th Street to Georgia Avenue.
The final deal also allowed the State Department to meet its priority, acquiring open space to build new chancelleries, said Randy Treiber, base transition coordinator for Walter Reed. The department gave up six acres and now will acquire a total of 45.5 acres.
Last week, the district issued a new notice for state and local agencies and homeless service providers to apply for a portion of the city’s 67.5 acres under a public benefit conveyance.
The new determination of surplus notice and a map of the new boundaries are available on the Army’s BRAC website.