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BRAC Process

The federal Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) mandates a process for closing and realigning military installations within the U.S. In 2005, the President and Congress approved a list of BRAC installations, including Fort Lawton. All 2005 BRAC closures and alignments are to be completed by Sept. 15, 2011, though the City expects Fort Lawton will likely close in 2009.

The BRAC process is governed by federal laws and regulations. Read more about the BRAC process:

page last updated: July 28, 2008

 
What's New

Army Schedule to Vacate Fort Lawton
As of March 2008, the Army plans to relocate 19 units to a new center at Fort Lewis, while two newly formed units will remain at Fort Lawton until August or September 2011. See below letters for further detail
- Dec. 6, 2008 Army letter
- Feb. 20, 2009 City's response


Final Plan Submitted
City Council approved the Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan on Sept. 22, 2008. The entire package was submitted to the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Oct. 13, 2008.

A hard copy of the entire package submitted to DOD and HUD is available for public review at both the Central Library and the Magnolia Library.


Where is Fort Lawton?

- View Discovery Park aerial photo/map

- View Fort Lawton aerial photo

- View Fort Lawton map

- View zoning map


Stay informed
To receive updates via email about the Fort Lawton redevelopment planning process, including public meetings, please email Laurie Ames.

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