Army Changes Preferred Site for Museum
November 30, 2006
The Army announced today that its new preferred site for the proposed National Museum of the U.S. Army (NMUSA) is adjacent to the intersection of Fort Belvoir's Kingman Road with the Fairfax County Parkway on Ft. Belvoir's north post. The Army had been considering a site on the Engineer Proving Grounds for the location of the museum.
The Kingman site is located in the area currently occupied by the southernmost nine holes of the Woodlawn Golf Course, one of two 18-hole courses at Fort Belvoir.
"After consulting extensively with our local congressional delegation, Fairfax County Supervisors and other members of the public we are persuaded that the Kingman site better supports the region's traffic needs and the desires of our community neighbors," said Mr. Keith Eastin, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment.
"We do not intend to further pursue any "Enhanced Use Leasing" for the Museum at Belvoir, " added Eastin.
The preferred site is close to the Richmond Highway Corridor, I-95 and the Fairfax County Parkway and will provide convenient access for tourists with a minimal impact to residential neighborhoods.
The final selection of a site depends upon the outcome of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process that is currently underway.
For additional information the media may contact Mr. Paul Boyce, Office of the Chief Army Public Affairs, via email at Paul.Boyce@hqda.army.mil or call 703-697-2564.