It has been more than a year since patients walked down the ramp from the massive concrete hospital, wheelchairs rolled along the paved paths that crisscross the lawns and nurses headed to work stepped off the No. 70 bus at the corner of Georgia Avenue NW and Butternut Street NW.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed a year ago, and District planners, Army officials and residents from surrounding neighborhoods have been thinking about how every inch of the campus may be used in the future, from the stately hospital building where President Dwight D. Eisenhower died to the 1,000-space underground parking garage built in the 1970s.


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