Open House and Public Hearing for the Foreign Missions Center at Walter Reed

The U.S. Department of State will hold an Open House and Public Hearing on April 20th to discuss the proposed Foreign Missions Center Master Plan at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) site in Washington, DC. The hearing will be held on the Army Medical Center (WRAMC) site in Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Open House 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Public Hearing 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Building 41, Dahlia Street, NW
Enter at 14th and Alaska Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20012

The Department of State proposed action is to prepare a Master Plan for the long-term development of a FMC on approximately 31.7 acres of the northwest portion of the former WRAMC site located on 16th Street, NW, near the District’s border with Silver Spring, Maryland.

The evening will start with an Open House from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm which will allow individuals the opportunity to review summaries of the information presented about the master plan and ask questions. The Public Hearing will follow immediately in the same location from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

The public is invited make comments during the Public Hearing concerning the need for the project and any other issues about the project would best serve the public interest.

For more information and to download the 2017 Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the Foreign Missions Center Master Plan visit s available online at Copies are also available for public review at the following libraries: Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park Library, Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, and Petworth Neighborhood Library.

Workforce Opportunity at Walter Reed

The contractor installing the Water lines at Walter Reed is looking to hire a heavy equipment operator
and some laborers for implementation of his scope of work. We are also working with various contractors and the Department Of Employment Services (DOES) to develop apprenticeship and training opportunities for people seeking a job who first need experience.

If you are interested in paying labor, please fill out the provided form so you can apply to the job. We will review the applications and forward the information to:

Connally Contracting Corporation or other appropriate parties.
For more information call 202 604 3097

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Howard University Cancer Center- Men’s Health Program 4/12/2017

We encourage you to attend the Men’s Health Awareness Clubs (MHACs). The last group meeting was today Wed., 4/12/17 at 5:30 pm in room 201 (2nd floor) of the Howard University Cancer Center [Calendar]. The next meeting will be May 10, 2017. All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring a friend. The MHACs seek to create an environment to allow men to share their experiences and learn more about men’s health.

In addition, we remind you that we also provide prostate cancer education to help men make an informed decision about getting screened. We offer prostate cancer screening (PSA & DRE) to men:
(1) that make the informed decision to get screened,
(2) 40-75 years of age,
(3) have not been screened for prostate cancer in the past 12 months, and
(4) has never been diagnosed or treated for prostate cancer.

We encourage you to contact us for more information and/or to schedule an appointment. Please review and share the attached fliers! Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Walter Reed Dreams — Celebration April 29 2017

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Walter Reeds Dream

Please Join Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Brandon Todd, GABIDDC persons and Ward 4 community members in the “Walter Reed Dreams” celebration of the history and future of the Walter Reed Army Medical Site on April 29, 2017 from 2-5pm.

We will be participating in and celebrating the “Walter Reed Dreams,” a community-driven arts and culture tribute, featuring multiple activities as part of the redevelopment of the Walter Reed campus.

“In 1904, Major William C. Borden envisioned a complex that would combine medical treatment, research, and education together– the framework for the future Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It was called “Borden’s Dream” by a doubtful congressman, and the ambitious moniker remained.

For More info visit: Walter Reed Dreams:


Progress on Walter Reed Campus

From: Sara Green
To: Sara Green
Sent: Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:54 PM
Subject: See Designs For Walter Reed’s First Ga Ave Bldg


Walter Reed’s first residential and retail buildings are being designed right now — and you are invited to participate.

We’re working on the mixed-use building at Georgia & Aspen NW. Tell us what you think on Wed, April 5, 6:30 pm, Shepherd Park Public Library, 7420 Ga Ave., NW,

(Note: Another public meeting will be held in a few weeks to begin work on the second mixed-use building to be built near Georgia and Fern NW. An announcement will be made on

To see more background, go to, click “Issues,” then “Economic Development.”

Also on the April 5 agenda is a discussion about a new roof design for the DCI School, now under construction on Aspen and 16th Streets. NW.

— Sara Green, Community Design Review Committee Chair, ANC 4B

Michael Jackson Testimony written 2/10/2017


To: the City Council of the District of Columbia

I have submitted a request from the DC City Council to testify regarding the disposition of Walter Reed from the U.S. Army to the government of the District of Columbia Developer of Record

Hines/ Urban Atlantic/ Triden. The hearing is scheduled for March 1st 2017. The basis of my testimony is as an advocate of workforce development programs.  The relevancy of job training is considered a key aspect of inclusive development. The justification for my testimony, is based on the need to get DC residents up to the speed of business for employment.   Certification programs required to perform certain scopes of environmental work are required by the Environmental Protection Agency, ( EPA) . The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, ( OSHA)  requires safety certificates for  all scopes of work.  The hand- on job training process that could be provided at Walter Reed provides a way forward for employment at Walter Reed and other DC owned constructions sites.

The process is the core aspects of “Inclusive Development”.

The benefit for the developer/contractors, the immediate community, and the District of Columbia, is the creation of jobs. The outcomes generates employment based on the training programs necessary to comply with DC, EPA and OSHA requirements. The process expand the tax base of the District of Columbia, and has no negative fiscal impact.

The question that needs to be answered, is:

“ why is it so difficult to get the city council, and the Developer agree to the process of having a workforce training center on the campus of Walter Reed, and why has  the communities requests for training programs specific to the law not been implemented to date” ?

Based on the needs of residents and businesses that could be involved in the process of inclusive development, educational training components have been prepared by, with the assistant of the University of the District of Columbia/ Architectural Research Institute. The Black Student Fund and GABIDDC had sponsored community educational forums for the purposes of educating the community over the last two years.  There does not exist a environmental training center in the District of Columbia, nor are there designated workforce sites, under the guideline of the Department of Labor WIOA Act.


We recommend the following action be taken;


  1. That the City Council establish a critical path for implementing the process of establishing “Designated Workforce Sites”, under the Act.
  2. Upgrading the workforce law of the District of Columbia  to establish the authority of  DCRA and DOEE to determine, if contractors have a certified workforce for DC, EPA and OSHA requirement based of the code of federal regulation,   ( CFR’s ) prior to issuing work permits.

We ask that Faith-based and nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the District of Columbia, to voice your respect concerns, as the process affects all development sites, especially DC owned sites.

Michael Jackson
3636 16TH NW A-421
Washington, DC, 20010
(202) 604-3097