Wlater Reed Medical Center to be Closed

BRAC decided to take out Walter Reed Medical. Let’s hope that the land goes to something that will revitalize Northeast D.C., and not merely to some development that will only congest the area.

My vote? Sell the land to Catholic University. Not only will the school grow on contiguous land, it would be great for the Brookland area, revitalize the economy there, and bring in educators and staff who will meld with the existing community (as opposed to taking it over entirely as most colleges and universities – and developments – tend to do).

It’s prime real estate to be sure. Whether D.C. planners and the military do the smart thing instead of the most expedient remains to be seen, but I am ready to be pleasantly surprised by farsighted individuals involved in the process, as would the folks in the Brookland area.

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