• Acclaimed Architect Working on Bayside Design for Hunters Point

    Acclaimed Architect Working on Bayside Design for Hunters Point0

    Five residential complexes have popped up at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard since construction of the first phase of redevelopment began in 2014, providing a preliminary view of FivePoint’s 437-acre extension of San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. So far, a little more than 208 condominiums and apartments have been built out of 800 total housing units planned for 75 acres in the project’s first phase. Three more complexes are under way. With the variety resulting from the participation of four architectural firms, the new residential complexes are “an intriguing work,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle …

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  • LRA for Plattsburgh AFB Winds Down0

    Twenty-one years after Plattsburgh Air Force Base in New York’s Champlain Valley region was shuttered, the base’s local redevelopment authority is close to putting itself out of business. If three pending sales go as scheduled, Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corp. (PARC) will have only three other properties left to market, Lee Mitchell, PARC’s chief financial officer, said last week at the corporation’s annual meeting. The three parcels total 16.3 acres and are valued at $933,000. Over the last two decades, PARC has taken advantage of $115 million in state and federal investment to refashion the site into an industrial park specializing in aerospace, rail transportation, manufacturing and other fields …

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  • Maryland County Gains Control of Former Army Post

    Maryland County Gains Control of Former Army Post0

    Washington County officially gained control of the former Fort Ritchie from a state-designated redevelopment authority Tuesday, the first step in its plan to revitalize the central Maryland site into an ambitious mixed-use development with academic, commercial, residential and recreational uses. Under its proposal to create Cascade Town Centre at Fort Ritchie, the county would act as master developer for the 591-acre property, reported the Herald-Mail. The town center would attract hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, create up to 1,000 jobs and expand the region’s population by about 3,000 residents, according to officials …

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  • Developer Unveils Plans for Lifestyle Center at Ft. Monmouth

    Developer Unveils Plans for Lifestyle Center at Ft. Monmouth0

    The developer of a proposed mixed-use lifestyle center at the former Fort Monmouth unveiled its plans to turn 89 acres near the post’s main gate into 302 townhomes, 350,000-square feet of retail space and over 40,000 square feet of office space. Freedom Pointe will attract high-end retailers, destination restaurants, an upscale dine-in theater, and a hotel to the reuse project near the New Jersey Shore, according to Lakewood, N.J.-based Paramount Realty. “Our focus is to make this development the main hub for the community year-round,” said President Maurice Zekaria. Technology will be a driving force at Freedom Pointe, which will feature a variety of amenities …

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  • New Jersey Panel Recommends Lowering Limit for PFCs0

    The safe levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), chemicals that may have seeped into the groundwater at dozens of active and closed military installations, may be lower than previously believed, according to a recommendation from a research panel of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The department’s Drinking Water Quality Institute last week recommended a limit of 14 parts per trillion of perfluorooctanoic acid, significantly lower than the limit — 70 parts per trillion — recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in May. Questions about the safe levels of PFCs have emerged since the Defense Department revealed it has expanded its investigation of sites across the nation that potentially have elevated levels of PFCs in their drinking water to at least 2,000 …

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  • GSA to Hold Second Auction for W.Va. Navy Facility

    GSA to Hold Second Auction for W.Va. Navy Facility0

    The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to hold a second auction for a former communications facility run by the Navy in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia after the winning bidder in an online auction was unable to complete the transaction. That auction closed in July with a high bid of $11.2 million for Sugar Grove Station submitted by an unidentified buyer. When that bidder entered the contest two days before it closed, the price had reached $6.95 million. The second auction will be a sealed bid competitive sale, with the bid opening date scheduled for early November, according to a press release. GSA expects to conduct an open house in mid-October …

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