|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||22 Sep 2006 04:33:03 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] Engineer Proving Ground, Ft. Belvoir, VA|
Houses Unlikely on EPG Army officials say houses on EPG not part of current plans.
By Amber Healy Springfield Connection (VA) September 20, 2006
The already controversial proposal to build an Army museum on the Engineer Proving Ground in Springfield got a little more contentious last week, when Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) said a proposal to build 4,500 residential units had been submitted.
Don Carr, a representative of Fort Belvoir, said that the offering was part of an "unsolicited proposal" submitted by the Universal Studios, the same company that has theme parks in Florida and California, last year that also included what has been called a "theme park"-style museum, hotel and conference center.
"They put together an idea for the Army, the Army didn't ask for it," Carr said. "Essentially, what it said was, if you let us develop these different ways to create a funding stream, we'd like to build the museum at the EPG."
However, Carr insists that the Army is not interested in putting residential units on the EPG site, which will soon be home to 18,000 military and civilian employees as part of the BRAC changes to take place by Sept. 12, 2011.
For the entire article, see http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=71316&paper=72&cat=104
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