The U.S. Department of the Navy has released its draft environmental impact statement (EIS), a required study that will look at the effect of plans to demolish five campus buildings and build a new medical facility and a new research facility.
The EIS will be made available online on Friday and is available in hard copy form for on-site review at Montgomery County libraries and the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center.
The draft review process will begin in earnest with two public hearings at the Pooks Hill Bethesda Marriott (5151 Pooks Hill Rd.). The Oct. 4 hearing will go from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. hearing will take place on Oct. 11.
Additionally, the Walter Reed BRAC Integration Committee will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the BCCRSC, where the Navy is expected to provide an update on the EIS process.
The county Department of Transportation will also give a presentation on the Wisconsin Avenue crossing project.
Regional Services Center Director Ken Hartman advised those interested in reviewing the EIS document at the RSC to call first, at 240-777-8210.
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