10/05/2011 10:55 am ET Updated Dec 04, 2011

Walter Reed Reuse Plan Forum: Discussion Planned For Wednesday

WASHINGTON -- The Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority is hosting a community forum Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., to discuss the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Reuse Plan.

The forum will be held at Ohev Sholom at 1600 Jonquil St. NW. (RSVP here.) The plan provides for 40 acres of open space, walking trails, biking trails, 200,000 square feet of retail space, 850 residential units, schools, art studios, space for homeless service providers, and maybe or maybe not a bus depot.

There are all kinds of issues that forum participants may be interested in -- supermarkets and housing among them. Historic preservation may also come up. As Washington City Paper's Lydia DePillis points out, the city is still taking ideas for what to do with the Walter Reed General Hospital building, aka Building 1. (There's also the small matter of radioactive materials on the property.)

There are two more scheduled community forums in the coming months, on Nov. 17 and Feb. 2, locations TBA.

Photo: Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine/Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.