This appears to me to be a lousy site . It’s Federal dough and I oppose this site. I actually drove South past this empty lot last Saturday and commented to Dooze about the residential area just to the East. I didn’t know the (small actually)empty lot was in play. It’s certainly a tough time right now but this Campus would not have been proposed in “better” times . Find a location right off a highway someplace,this location is buried . Can we please get a break from this sort of military generated controversy for a bit? Can it be denied without any flag waving? It’s just a bad site. I use Route 1 and I oppose this proposal.
I had read some time ago about an appropriation for a Army/ National Guard facility, but it was not called out as a medical training facility. I figured at the time they were going to build another one of those National Guard depots you see around NE. A parking lot full of rusting vehicles. I was looking this am and found this document. Exeter was once on the list for a training facility,on Continental Drive. Interesting . I am so glad we were passed over. Maybe it was not pursued as Continental Drive is already home to a defense related, earmark facility, Cobham.
I would like to see a complete review of the process used to select the site for the facility. I want to know who owns the land sites selected. Why has the center morphed to a medical facility, is that perceived as more palatable to the public by the military?