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VA says lease could restart Fort Howard project

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it has finalized a lease with Fort Howard Development LLC to build a “veteran-focused community” on a 94-acre site in the North Point area of Baltimore County.

The site is the former home of the Fort Howard VA Medical Center, which closed in 2002.

Officials said the lease clears the way for the developer to submit a proposal to Baltimore County government for review. 

The VA signed an initial lease with Fort Howard Development in December 2011. Since then, officials have conducted environmental studies and negotiated plans for the campus to include adult living, assisted living and skilled nursing care. The developers will be responsible for building a new VA outpatient clinic on the Fort Howard campus, officials said. 

The lease also stipulates the set-aside of 10 acres for the possible construction of a veterans home on the campus, VA officials said.


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