12 Jul '17, 2pm

A list of the buildings up for closure is attached to this story, the historic ones are marked

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has started the process of disposing of or reusing 71 buildings nationwide, and the department plans to cut another 359 from its inventory in the next two years, the VA announced Tuesday. The facilities are either vacant or mostly vacant, according to a VA news release. Some of the buildings will be demolished, while others will be prepared for a different use. VA Secretary David Shulkin said the closures would come “as swiftly as possible.” Shulkin first made known in early May that he was considering closing 1,100 vacant or underused buildings as part of a larger effort to run the VA more efficiently. At a “State of the VA” briefing May 31, he outlined problems with the VA’s capitol assets. VA buildings are 60 years old on average, and the VA spends $25 million each year to maintain vacant or underutilized buildings, he sai...

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