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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

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 …

LRA, LNR Look to Lure Commercial Development to Southfield

  • July 2, 2013
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Slow progress in attracting commercial development at Southfield, the reuse project at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, has prompted the base’s LRA to commission a study of the commercial market along Massachusetts’ South Shore. “I realize that’s the master developer’s responsibility, but because of the importance of attracting commercial development, we felt it was important for Tri-Town to take the lead …

Army’s Cramer Named Permanent Installations Deputy

  • June 30, 2013
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After serving in an acting capacity as the Army’s deputy assistant secretary for installations, housing and partnerships for the past one-and-a-half years, Paul Cramer has been appointed to the position on a permanent basis. Cramer, whose appointment is effective today, was named the acting deputy in December 2011 after his predecessor Joe Calcara left the post. Cramer, however, continued to perform the duties of the assistant for construction, housing and base operations support, the position he assumed in September 2010 …

Brunswick LRA Promotes Economic Development through Loan Fund

  • June 24, 2013
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The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority doubled the size of a loan fund it created to help prospective and current tenants at Brunswick Landing and Topsham Commerce Park improve existing facilities and to support their working capital needs, the LRA announced last week. The authority’s partnership with a community bank based in Maine will allow it to leverage its own funds to lend up to $1 million to tenants at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick …

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