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Upcoming Events and Key Milestones

Picture of a backhoe moving rubble from an Annex wingThe Navy Annex demolition project officially began in November 2012. The schedule of key events and milestones is posted below. Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) will post updates to the schedule as they are released in an effort to keep members of the community informed.

The 42 acres once occupied by the Navy Annex (also known as FOB2), the Navy Exchange Service Station, and associated parking lots have been demolished with all improvements removed from the property. The land will be restored to open green space for use by Arlington National Cemetery. An environmental assessment found no significant direct, indirect, or cumulative effects on the quality of the natural or human environment as a result of this project.

WHS, along with project partners, held a community Town Hall Meeting prior to the demolition to provide further details of the plan and address any concerns expressed by residents of the Foxcroft Heights community. WHS is committed to providing the latest information to the community throughout the duration of the project to minimize inconveniences to residents.

If you have any questions, please Contact WHS.

Key Milestones

  • August 27, 2012 - The contract for the demolition of the Navy Annex was awarded to Corinthian Contractors, Inc. and DSI
  • October 2, 2012 - Corinthian Contractors Inc. and DSI took control of the Navy Annex property from the Government in order to begin the demolition process
  • October 2012 - Assessment of facility began
  • November 15, 2012 - Community Town Hall
  • November - December 2012 - Abatement of hazardous material begins in Wing 1
  • November - December 2012 - Demolition of Wing 1 began
  • December 2012 - June 2013 - Demolition of the rest of wings continued following this pattern: Abatement of hazardous material then Demolition commences
  • January - May 2013 - Removal of parking lot and underground utilities transiting the property
  • January - May 2013 - Former gas station parcel removal of underground utilities transiting the property
  • May - August 2013 - Initial grading of former parking lot and gas station
  • August 2013 - All wings of Facility are removed. Removal of parking lot & underground utilities transiting the property began
  • September - November 2013 - Verification process to ensure all the man-made improvements have been removed begins
  • November - December 2013 - Hydro seeding and final grading of site
  • December 2013 - March 2014 - Winter hiatus due to weather conditions
  • March - June 2014 - Follow-up work to ensure growth of turf and meadows & punch list item to complete the work
  • June 2014 - Contractors return site to Washington Headquarters Services
  • June 2014 - Watermark Environmental awarded the contract on 20 June 2014 - to complete specialized debris removal
  • July 2014 - Watermark Environmental took control of portions of the Navy Annex property from the Government to complete their work
  • December 2014 - March 2015 - Winter hiatus due to weather conditions
  • April 2015 - Follow-up work to ensure meadow mix growth & punch list item to complete the work
  • June 2015 - Contractors return site to Washington Headquarters Services
  • June 2015 - Army acceptance of remaining work contracted by Washington Headquarters Services
  • TBD 2015 - Official transfer of land control from Department of Army to Arlington National Cemetery (building parcel, the parking lot parcel, gas station parcel and the Air Force Memorial parcel)

** Disclaimer: This schedule is subject to change based on the dynamic nature of the demolition process. It will be updated on this site as needed throughout the demolition process.