• Radiation Concerns to Slow Property Transfer at Hunters Point

    Radiation Concerns to Slow Property Transfer at Hunters Point0

    The Navy has agreed to suspend any further transfers of property at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco due to several investigations into the falsification of data by its cleanup contractor. In 2014, Tetra Tech admitted to submitting false samples in an apparent effort to show the soil was not radioactive. Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen told U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy that the city “will not accept the transfer of any land until federal and state regulators are satisfied that the land is clean and safe” and the city’s health department validates the decision …

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  • After 20 Years, Devens Approaches Workforce of 5,000

    After 20 Years, Devens Approaches Workforce of 5,0000

    Employment at Devens, the 4,400-acre, mixed-use community in north-central Massachusetts that has taken shape since Fort Devens closed, has jumped 24 percent over the past two years due to growth in manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, and professional services. After two decades of redevelopment, total employment among businesses, government agencies and nonprofits at the reuse project managed by MassDevelopment now stands at 4,977, according to a new study by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. Private sector and nonprofit organizations had estimated combined sales of more than $1.4 billion in fiscal 2016 …

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  • 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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