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Notice of availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Master Plan for its campus located at 3700 North Capital Street, NW., in Washington, DC. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq. and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500–1508), the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) announces the availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Master Plan for its campus located at 3700 North Capital Street, NW., in Washington, DC. On February 26, 2008, the Chief Operating Officer of the Armed Forces Retirement Home approved the Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Master Plan for the AFRHWashington campus. Specifically, AFRH has chosen to implement Alternative 3A (Selected Alternative) from the Final Environment Impact Statement for the creation of a master plan for AFRH-W that will sustain the AFRH and its primary source of funding, the AFRH Trust Fund. The Record of Decision (ROD) documents the specific components of AFRH’s decision and the rationale for the decision. This decision is based on analyses contained in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued in May 2005; the Final EIS issued in November 2007; the comments of Federal and state agencies, members of the public, and elected officials; and other information in the administrative record. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Mar 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 The decision to implement the Selected Alternative involved balancing resource concerns and public interests. 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The Selected Alternative includes key measures to avoid and minimize impacts including (1) Minimizing impacts to the historic components of AFRH-W including adaptive re-use of buildings which contribute to the historic character of the site and retention of key landscape features, such as the meadow on the southern portion of the site; (2) providing new construction that is compatible with surrounding land uses, including placement of retail and commercial development along North Capitol and Irving Streets, low scale residential development along Park Place, and institutional uses around the AFRH-W administrative and residential areas; (3) providing park and open space amenities for AFRH-W residents and the surrounding community; (4) providing affordable housing; and (5) providing commercial and retail opportunities to serve the surrounding community. The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process, and identification of the specific mitigation measures that will pursued as of the selected alternative. This decision is the result of a public planning process that began in 2004. The official responsible for this decision is the Chief Operating Officer of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The Record of Decision and other information may be obtained from the contacts listed below, or may be viewed online at http:// www.afrhdevelopment.com. ADDRESSES: Joe Woo, AFRH, 3700 N. Capitol St, P.O. Box 1303, Washington, DC 20011–8400, (202) 202–730–3038, or Tim Sheckler, GSA, 301 7th Street, SW., Room 7709, Washington, DC 20407, (202)–401–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 29, 2008. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 47 / Monday, March 10, 2008 / 
Notices

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ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME


Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision

AGENCY: Armed Forces Retirement Home.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a Record of Decision on the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Master Plan for its 
campus located at 3700 North Capital Street, NW., in Washington, DC.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq. and the Council on 
Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 
Parts 1500-1508), the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) announces the 
availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the proposed Master Plan for its campus located at 3700 
North Capital Street, NW., in Washington, DC. On February 26, 2008, the 
Chief Operating Officer of the Armed Forces Retirement Home approved 
the Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement for the 
proposed Master Plan for the AFRH-Washington campus. Specifically, AFRH 
has chosen to implement Alternative 3A (Selected Alternative) from the 
Final Environment Impact Statement for the creation of a master plan 
for AFRH-W that will sustain the AFRH and its primary source of 
funding, the AFRH Trust Fund. The Record of Decision (ROD) documents 
the specific components of AFRH's decision and the rationale for the 
decision. This decision is based on analyses contained in the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued in May 2005; the Final EIS 
issued in November 2007; the comments of Federal and state agencies, 
members of the public, and elected officials; and other information in 
the administrative record.
    The decision to implement the Selected Alternative involved 
balancing resource concerns and public interests. AFRH reached its 
decision after careful consideration of the environmental analysis of 
the effects of the build alternatives and the no build alternative, in 
concert with its needs. The Selected Alternative includes key measures 
to avoid and minimize impacts including (1) Minimizing impacts to the 
historic components of AFRH-W including adaptive re-use of buildings 
which contribute to the historic character of the site and retention of 
key landscape features, such as the meadow on the southern portion of 
the site; (2) providing new construction that is compatible with 
surrounding land uses, including placement of retail and commercial 
development along North Capitol and Irving Streets, low scale 
residential development along Park Place, and institutional uses around 
the AFRH-W administrative and residential areas; (3) providing park and 
open space amenities for AFRH-W residents and the surrounding 
community; (4) providing affordable housing; and (5) providing 
commercial and retail opportunities to serve the surrounding community.
    The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, 
synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, 
an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process, and 
identification of the specific mitigation measures that will pursued as 
of the selected alternative. This decision is the result of a public 
planning process that began in 2004. The official responsible for this 
decision is the Chief Operating Officer of the Armed Forces Retirement 
Home.

ADDRESSES: The Record of Decision and other information may be obtained 
from the contacts listed below, or may be viewed online at http://
www.afrhdevelopment.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Woo, AFRH, 3700 N. Capitol St, 
P.O. Box 1303, Washington, DC 20011-8400, (202) 202-730-3038, or Tim 
Sheckler, GSA, 301 7th Street, SW., Room 7709, Washington, DC 20407, 
(202)-401-5806.

    Dated: February 29, 2008.
Timothy Cox,
Chief Operating Officer Armed Forces Retirement Home.
 [FR Doc. E8-4639 Filed 3-7-08; 8:45 am]
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