Navy Seeks Input on Reuse of Barracks Building

Feedback welcome through workshop, online survey

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The Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps seeks public input on the future use of Building 20 or the building site, after a site was selected for a new Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ). Image: Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps

The Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps will be holding a public workshop Feb. 21st to generate ideas for potential reuse options for Building 20 or the Building 20 site at Marine Barracks Washington (MBW).

The Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Multiple Projects in Support of MBW announced the selection of Alternative 5 Site – E, located at the corner of L and Seventh Streets SE south of the I 695 Highway, as the preferred location for the replacement Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) Complex.

The project will address existing and anticipated facility deficiencies at the Marine Barracks and especially at the BEQ Complex. It will help meet requirements for adequate space and mission support functions, space configurations and Department of Defense quality of life standards. It will also better address department life safety, sustainability, energy-efficiency and anti-terrorism and force protection requirements.

Site E, located south of the I-695 Highway at the corner of L and Seventh Streets SE, has been selected as the site of the new Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) Complex. Now, the Department of the Navy seeks input on future use of Building 20, located at the corner of I and Tenth Streets SE, or for the building site. Image: Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps

Now that a preferred location for the replacement BEQ Complex has been selected, the Marine Corps will hold a public workshop to solicit input on the potential reuse options for Building 20 or for the Building 20 site.

Meeting attendees will be provided background on the project and objectives, and will then break out into focus groups to discuss options. The workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Tyler Elementary School (1001 G St. SE). 

Members of the public are invited to participate in the workshop to help the Marine Corps address the future of Building 20 or the Building 20 site.

For those unable to attend the public workshop, an online survey has been set up to obtain community input. The survey will remain open until 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2018.