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Onizuka AFS Prepares for New Tenants

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  • September 20, 2011
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After holding final inactivation ceremonies last week, officials are getting Onizuka Air Force Station ready to host at least three new tenants.

The Sunnyvale, Calif., facility was closed under BRAC, with its satellite command and control mission transferred to Vandenberg AFB. The first property transfer at the 19.2-acre site could take place this fall when the Air Force conveys 4.4 acres to the Department of Veterans Affairs for offices and a research facility, reported the Air Force Real Property Agency.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is slated to receive 9.2 acres to build a regional education facility. Two groups serving the homeless have applied for 4.6 acres, but they may accept the city’s offer for an alternate site. If that parcel becomes available, it is envisioned to be redeveloped by education-based commercial ventures. The final acre will be transferred to Sunnyvale for use as a fire station.

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