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Background

Fort Lee, located approximately 30 miles south of Richmond, Virginia, will double in size in terms of personnel and buildings once the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure actions are completed. It is estimated that Fort Lee will have an average daily supported population of more than 46,000.

Once the 2005 BRAC initiatives are completed, Fort Lee will be the Army's central location for logistics training and doctrine. The new Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCOE) will consist of the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), the Quartermaster Center and School, the Ordnance Center and School, the Transportation Center and School, and the Army Logistics University.

In addition, the Defense Commissary Agency will be consolidated at Fort Lee, and the Defense Contract Management Agency Headquarters will move to Fort Lee. Currently, more than $1.5 billion in construction activity is taking place on Fort Lee to make way for personnel arrivals that began in the fall of 2009.

Community Response

Fort Lee and the surrounding community identified transportation -moving the significantly increased number of people on and off the post- as its number one concern. A Fort Lee Expansion Traffic Study was undertaken in 2007, with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Tri-Cities Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The Tri-Cities MPO comprises several local governments, including the cities of Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights and the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George. Fort Lee has a seat on the MPO as well. The study identified 17 projects around Fort Lee to provide better access to the post. The projects were prioritized with agreement from Fort Lee, the MPO, and VDOT.

The total cost of the 17 priority projects is currently estimated to be over $33 million. To date, over $22 million in funding from various sources has been committed to move this major transportation initiative forward, resulting in an approximate funding gap of $11 million.

To view the community’s 2009 Mission Growth Profile, click here.

In the News

  • With or without BRAC, DoD’s footprint is shrinking

    April 8, 2015 – Federal News Radio, By Jared Serbu In each of the past four years, the Pentagon has proposed a new round of base closures and Congress has rejected every one so far. But with or without lawmakers’ approval, the military’s footprint is shrinking. The Defense Department has hinted...

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  • Not Your Grandfather’s Factories

    Governing (Voices of the Governing Institute), By Anne Kim – April 8, 2015 It’s not easy for manufacturing to attract the younger, skilled workers that it needs. We need to focus on both the educational pipeline and public perceptions. For much of the past 30 years, the American public’s view of...

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  • Improving Public Services: The Secrets of Award-Winning Cities

    April 6, 2015 – Governing, By John M. Kamensky Local governments, their citizens and community interest groups all want better service delivery, and more than ever are looking to technology to make that happen. But technology alone won’t work. What cities that have been recognized for innovations...

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  • Looming Army cuts fill Texas leaders with dread

    April 4, 2015 – San Antonio Express-News, By Sig Christenson Automatic federal spending cuts over the last three years have hurt several Texas cities with large military installations — part of the budget sequester that will reduce the size of the Army by 80,000...

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  • IMCOM leaders set sights on 2025

    April 2, 2015 – Hawai’i Army Weekly (Army News Service) SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Army Installation Management Command top leaders held a conference, here, for garrison commanders and command sergeants major to set a collective course for IMCOM 2025 and Beyond.

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  • Budgets Signal Sequester Cuts Here to Stay

    March 30, 2015 – Defense News, By John T. Bennett WASHINGTON — What to do about sequestration is one issue House and Senate negotiators can skip as they craft a compromise 2016 federal budget blueprint. That’s because spending resolutions approved last week by the House and Senate both leave the...

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