National Foreign Affairs Training Center 2016 Master Plan Update

Project Background

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) is updating the Master Plan for the 72-acre George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC) located at the former Arlington Hall Station in Arlington Virginia. NFATC is the headquarters for the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). As part of the 2016 Master Plan Update, the GSA, on behalf of DOS, is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. GSA is the lead federal agency for the EA.

This Update will follow the vision established by the original 1989 Master Plan and the 2005 Update, and will advance previously identified projects and provide for additional infrastructure projects needed to support the current FSI mission.

The NFATC is comprised of two major parcels: a 65 +/- acre main academic campus, and the 7 +/- acre West Parcel, used by FSI for satellite parking and, by Memorandum of Agreement with Arlington County, as a public park. The area of the buildings on the NFATC campus now totals 623, 547 +/- GSF. With the implementation of this Update, the primary uses of the NFATC campus will remain unchanged.

Public Involvement Opportunity

Upcoming Opportunities: An Open House will be held for all interested parties from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on July 19, 2016 at: 

Unitarian Universalist Church 
4444 Arlington Boulevard 
Arlington, VA 22204

Important Documents

Final NFATC Scoping Letter to Interested Parties [DOC - 596 KB]

NFATC Newsletter, July 15, 2016 [PDF - 3.63 MB]

NFATC Display Boards [PDF - 5.49 MB]

NFATC Public Scoping Meeting Comment Form [PDF - 117.91 KB] 


Last Reviewed 2016-07-21