May 2, 2013

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Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda Centrum Project
(File number 7326)

The National Capital Planning Commission approved preliminary site and building plans for the Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda (South Campus) Centrum project. The Commission commended the applicant for the project's architectural design and on its use of environmental site design strategies to manage stormwater runoff. NCPC requested the applicant consider several modifications to the proposed site and building plans prior to submitting the project for final review later this year.

The four-story, 220,000 gross sq. ft. Centrum will provide office space and campus amenities, and tie together three other campus buildings into one interconnected complex. The Centrum project is a key component of the Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda redevelopment, an endeavor to completely redevelop the approximately 30-acre site, the former headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, into a secure campus for the U.S. intelligence community.

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[Begins at 10:18]


National Museum of the United States Army
(File number 7094)

NCPC approved final site development plans for the National Museum of the United States Army. Submitted by the U.S. Department of the Army, the museum will be located on Fort Belvoir's North Post. The project's first phase consists of an 184,500 gross sq. ft. building, landscaping, and parking on an 83-acre site. The Commission approved the museum's final building plans in May 2012.

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[Begins at 60:48]


Fort Belvoir North Post Golf Course Realignment
(File number 7297)

NCPC approved preliminary and final site development plans submitted by the U.S. Department of the Army for realignment of Fort Belvoir's North Post Golf Course. The necessity of this was a result of the National Museum of the United States Army, which will be constructed on five holes of the current golf course. Because of this, the Army plans to reconfigure the course to maintain two 18 hole courses.

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[Begins at 60:48]


U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico Marine Corps University Campus Redevelopment - Phase 1
(File number 7468)

NCPC approved preliminary and final site and building plans for Phase 1 of the Marine Corps University Campus Redevelopment at Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ). As part of its approval, NCPC requested to consult on all future NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) studies at MCBQ, and also requested that no more university projects be submitted for review until an Environmental Assessment is completed for the 2009 Marine Corps University Campus Plan, a plan intended to guide the long-term redevelopment of the university. Phase 1 of the redevelopment focuses on a 17.5 acre section of the existing university and features two new academic buildings (48,000 sq. ft. and 129,000 sq. ft., respectively), open spaces, a 700-space parking garage, and several circulation improvements.

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[Begins at 89:45]


District of Columbia Capital Improvement Plan - Fiscal Years 2014-2019
(File number 0348)

The Commission provided comments on the District of Columbia's Capital Improvement Plan Fiscal Years 2014-2019. NCPC commended the District government for including projects that support several federal interests put forth in the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital's Federal Elements and other planning documents. These include transportation system investments; projects to develop new parks and recreation centers while enhancing existing parks and open spaces; and projects that rehabilitate and/or reuse historic buildings. The Commission also requested that the District continue to coordinate projects with NCPC and affected federal agencies. The District of Columbia proposes 262 ongoing projects and 33 new projects with a proposed six year spending of $1.381 billion.

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[Begins at 109:50]


Information Presentation: Update on Climate Adaptation Planning - Emerging Trends and Applications for Washington, DC
(File number 7436)

The Commission heard an information presentation on the Monumental Core Climate Adaptation Needs Assessment, an NCPC-led effort to examine the potential impacts of climate change on federal assets and cultural resources in the monumental core. The initiative's 24-member working group had their first meeting the week of April 22, 2013. The working group, which consists of staff from federal, District, and regional agencies, plans to develop a set of shared priorities and recommendations in late 2014. NCPC does not take any actions on information presentations.

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Consent Calendar: The Commission votes on Consent Calendar items without staff presentations or public testimony.

Delegated Decisions: Projects for which the Commission delegated decision-making authority to the Chairman, Executive Committee, or Executive Director.