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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

EDC Application for Willow Grove Property Remains on Track

  • July 25, 2013
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The LRA for the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove believes it will be able to submit its economic development conveyance application to the Navy by the end of the calendar year. Matrix Design Group, the redevelopment authority’s consultant, now is working on market analyses, and traffic and environmental studies for the site located outside of Philadelphia, reported the Hatboro-Horsham Patch. When those studies are completed, the firm will work with the LRA’s board on a business plan. The LRA plans to acquire the air station property and act as its master developer.

Developers Outline Proposals for Walter Reed Redevelopment

  • July 21, 2013
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The three teams competing to redevelop the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center unveiled their proposals Thursday for converting the 67-acre site into a mixed-use campus featuring a town center. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime, not only for the community, but for the whole city,” said Victor Hoskins, the District of Columbia’s deputy mayor for planning and economic development …

Army Shutters Deseret Chemical Depot

  • July 17, 2013
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Army officials formally closed Depot Chemical Depot last week in a ceremony that also transferred the northwestern Utah facility’s 19,000-plus acres to nearby Tooele Army Depot. Workers at Deseret, which now will be referred to as Tooele’s South Area, have been working on decommissioning the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility since the last of the facility’s inventory of the blister agent lewisite was incinerated in January 2012. That milestone represented the completion of the depot’s campaign to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons …

Competition for Walter Reed Redevelopment Narrows to Three Teams

  • July 17, 2013
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Three development teams submitted proposals to become the District of Columbia’s master developer for the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, after two of the short-listed teams dropped out. The three candidates — Forest City Washington, Roadside Development LLC, and a joint venture of Hines Interests LP and Urban Atlantic — will unveil their proposals at a public forum in Upper Northwest Washington tonight …

Residents Protest Cleanup Effort at Former Kelly AFB

  • July 17, 2013
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Residents neighboring the former Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio held a protest Saturday outside the shuttered base to demand better monitoring of the effort by the Air Force to clean up contaminants left behind after decades of industrial activity. They also protested the Air Force’s decision to shut down the restoration advisory board that oversaw the cleanup, reported the San Antonio Express-News. Residents closest to the base believe elevated rates of cancer in their neighborhood stem from the hazardous chemicals dumped at Kelly …

Army Completes Last Major Transfer at Former Kansas Ammo Plant

  • July 16, 2013
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The Army handed over 4,112 acres at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant to the facility’s munitions manufacturer, marking the next-to-last step in the lengthy process to transfer the property closed following the last round of base closures. The Army still retains a 10-acre parcel at the 13,000-plus-acre facility in southeastern Kansas which contains the former administration building. The transfer, announced by Day & Zimmermann Monday, allows the firm to continue operating at the plant in Parsons with nearly 130 employees …

Village Considers Reuse Options for Former Illinois Air Base

  • July 14, 2013
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The village of Rantoul is considering a variety of alternatives for redeveloping the former Chanute Air Force Base, Ill., with agriculture playing a large role in several possibilities. One option is a food hub for both producers and consumers of fresh produce, offering a single site for production, aggregation, distribution and marketing, reported the News-Gazette. Such a hub would be a boon to small producers by introducing them to new markets …

Historic Groundbreaking for Massive Reuse Project at Hunters Point

  • July 14, 2013
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Decades after it closed, the former Hunters Point Shipyard hosted a groundbreaking for the first phase of an $8 billion, 750-acre development last month. The development in the southeast corner of San Francisco is being led by Lennar Urban and calls for more than 12,000 residential units along with a mixed-use community of parks, retail, entertainment, office and R&D space. Construction of 247 market rate and affordable homes will be completed next year. The first phase is slated to have a total of 1,400 residential units, with almost one-third qualifying as affordable …

Spending to Clean Up Legacy BRAC Sites Reaches $26B

  • July 4, 2013
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Total spending on environmental remediation and ongoing operations at installations closed in the first four BRAC rounds will surpass $26 billion by the end of September, according to the report from the Senate Appropriations Committee accompanying the fiscal 2014 spending bill for military construction and veterans affairs. Appropriations for cleanup at legacy bases through FY 2013 total to $26.1 billion, although sequestration reduced this year’s $408.9 million allocation by an estimated $33 million …

Ft. Hood, Central Texas Poised to Weather Loss of Brigade

  • July 4, 2013
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Fort Hood is slated to lose more soldiers than all but two other installations under the Army’s plan to shrink its active component end strength by 80,000 soldiers, but the massive central Texas post is expected to remain one of the service’s premier installations. Even after Fort Hood loses one of its five brigade combat teams (BCTs) and about 2,900 soldiers by fiscal 2017, it still will have more BCTs than any other installation, reports the Killeen Daily Herald. Because about 3,075 personnel from the brigade being eliminated will be “reinvested” in the installation’s remaining BCTs, Fort Hood’s military population likely will drop by only 600 soldiers over the next two years …

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