• Editor’s Note0

    360 will take tomorrow off. Look for the next issue on Monday, Sept. 12.

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  • ADC’s Fall Conference to Address Redevelopment Issues at Active, Closed Bases

    ADC’s Fall Conference to Address Redevelopment Issues at Active, Closed Bases0

    ADC will hold its first Installation Reuse Forum in October to discuss redevelopment issues affecting both active and closed installations. Much of the three-day event, scheduled for Oct. 17-19 in Atlanta, will focus on topics common to both active and closed bases — primarily, how to return excess property and infrastructure to productive use. Communities and developers tasked with converting closed bases to residential, commercial and other uses face a unique economic development challenge — how to rejuvenate property burdened with antiquated infrastructure and contamination. The challenge is similar for communities with active installations where services are struggling to manage the increasing volume of vacant facilities, leaving base commanders with the task of finding new uses for those properties or spending scarce resources to maintain them …

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  • Editor’s Note0

    Defense Communities 360 will be going on summer vacation for the next two weeks. Stay cool and look for the next issue on Aug. 30.

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  • ADC Announces Dates for Ohio, New England Regional Forums

    ADC Announces Dates for Ohio, New England Regional Forums0

    ADC is holding regional forums this October in Columbus, Ohio, and Newport, R.I., to help local and state officials and community leaders learn more about the role they can play in supporting their military installations at a time when defense communities face a growing set of challenges. The two forums — at Ohio State University from Oct. 5-6 and Newport on Oct. 21 — will cover the range of issues facing defense communities, including the long-term consequences of sequestration, how to prepare for military downsizing, the BRAC process and evolving missions. The forums are designed to bring local officials up to speed on what’s going on in Washington, as well as introduce participants to the tools and strategies available to support defense communities …

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  • Editor’s Note0

    360 will take tomorrow off. Look for the next issue on Monday, Aug. 8.

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  • ADC Honors Defense Community Award Winners

    ADC Honors Defense Community Award Winners0

    ADC celebrated the defense communities, installations and their leaders who were recipients of the 2016 Defense Community Awards during last month’s Defense Communities National Summit. Below are descriptions of each of the award winners: Base Redevelopment Excellence — Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority. The LRA’s redevelopment of 6,000 acres of excess property in western Arkansas under the direction of Ivy Owen has come a long way since the post closed. Chaffee Crossing, a mixed-use, “smart growth” community, has attracted more than $1.1 billion in capital improvements, generated 1,400 jobs and become the home for 1,600 single- and multi-family residences across 19 developments …

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