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Written by Linda O'Brien   
Friday, 22 January 2010

Through a process they call CIMP (Community Integrated Master Plan), the Marines are, for the first in their long history in Washington, working in a concerted process with neighbors, business, local government, social and civil organizations and anyone else who is interested in order to plan for the future.  Security requirements for federal installations are updated regularly and since the events of 911 security measures have increased considerably thus leaving the Barracks in need of serious improvements.

To come into compliance with federally mandated requirements and plan for the needs of a growing force, the Marine Barracks, Washington will have to make some dramatic changes. As part of their long range planning, Marines would like to coordinate their needs with those of the surrounding community and they have developed the CIMP as a method to reach that goal.  Through this process the Marines expect to share their anticipated needs for space and security and to identify how they might best work in partnership with the community to provide for the needs of the residents and establish opportunities for a military-community venture. In the end the Marines expect they will have a plan for the future that meets their needs as well as the needs of the community.  They are considering opportunities for facility sharing and other ways they might participate and share their resources as good neighbors. No development plans have been set as they would like to hear from residents and intend to work with all facets of the community to enlist their participation in what they would like to be a cooperative process where they will identify their needs and hear from the community about its needs and desires.

Toward that end the Marines will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday January 27th from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm at Eastern market, North Hall.  All are encouraged to come out and input your ideas and share in the discussions of land use and planning for the future in and around the Barracks.


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