ULI Technical Assistance Panel on Temporary/Interim Uses at Walter Reed
The Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA), an entity of the District of Columbia government operating in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), requested technical assistance from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) on best practices to activate the portion of the 66.57 acres of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center that the District is negotiating to acquire from the U.S. Army (the Site). The LRA requested that the ULI Washington regional chapter convene a Technical Assistance Panel to evaluate temporary programming opportunities that could strategically integrate the Site’s redevelopment process with the local community and activate the Site during the various phases of the negotiation, transfer and construction of the development project.
ULI Washington convened a multi-disciplinary Technical Assistance Panel that considered the LRA Briefing Book prepared for the ULI Panel (available here), a tour of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site, sponsor presentations, community input, and roundtable discussions conducted during the Panel’s one and one-half day effort (April 1-2, 2013). Based on the information learned from these experiences and the collective expertise of the ULI Technical Assistance Panel, the ULI Panel produced a preliminary public presentation (April 2, 2013 – public announcement available here) and a final report.
The ideas presented here represent the thinking of the ULI Technical Assistance Panel and have not been vetted or approved by the D.C. government or the community.