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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Pease AFB Redevelopment Nears Completion

  • January 22, 2014
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The Pease Development Authority is approaching a major milestone as officials have revealed that only 60 acres remain available for development at the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, N.H. Since the base was shuttered in 1991, over 250 companies and about 7,800 workers have made Pease International Tradeport home. “The Air Force base contributed about $100 million to the local economy each year,” said David Mullen, executive director of the Pease Development Authority. “We contribute about five times that now …

Air Force Turns over Last Parcel at Griffiss AFB

  • January 22, 2014
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The Air Force on Tuesday transferred the last available piece of federally-owned land at the former Griffiss AFB to the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency, marking a significant milestone in the conversion of the central New York state installation into a thriving business park. ‘This achievement is a major step in completing the redevelopment of the Griffiss Business and Technology Park,” said Michael McDermott, BRAC environmental coordinator for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center …

Willow Grove LRA Prepares to Negotiate with Navy over Property Transfer

  • January 17, 2014
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The LRA for the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove approved its economic development conveyance application Wednesday, marking the first step in the process to obtain 862 acres at the base from the Navy. Next up will be negotiations between the two parties over the value of the property and other terms.The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority could obtain the first parcel at the air base before the end of the calendar year …

Navy Shares Findings of Willow Grove NAS Reuse Study

  • January 16, 2014
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The Navy presented its 772-page environmental impact statement to Horsham residents this week, offering more than 50 attendees a snapshot of redevelopment plans for the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and soliciting public comment on the document. “It’s a good report, very detailed,” said Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Mike McGee …

Demolition under Way at Utah Chemical Depot

  • January 15, 2014
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Crews last week began destroying incinerators at Deseret Chemical Depot in northwestern Utah, an effort expected to take nine months. “Ultimately, we’ll knock down everything associated with destroying the chemical weapons,” Army spokeswoman Amy Blauser told the Salt Lake Tribune. Workers formally completed the destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile in January 2012. Army officials formally closed Deseret Chemical Depot last July in a ceremony that also transferred the facility’s 19,000-plus acres to nearby Tooele Army Depot. Deseret was the last of three chemical depots included in the 2005 round of base closures to complete its weapons disposal mission. The others were Newport Chemical Depot, Ind., and Umatilla Chemical Depot, Ore.

Omnibus Funding for BRAC Cleanup Matches DOD’s Budget Request

  • January 15, 2014
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Cleanup at previously closed bases would receive $451.4 million under the omnibus spending package unveiled Monday, matching the Pentagon’s fiscal 2014 budget request. Both the House and Senate appropriations committees also recommended $451.4 million for BRAC cleanup in their earlier spending bills. This is the first year the two accounts funding cleanup at BRAC installations have been merged …

Developers Outline Vision for Reviving Connecticut Army Engine Site

  • January 8, 2014
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Developers plan a mix of residential and commercial uses, along with open space, at the former Stratford Army Engine Plant located at the mouth of the Housatonic River in Connecticut, they said at a press conference this week. The plan for the 77-acre site includes apartments, retail, restaurants, parks, and entertainment and educational facilities, with possible options including a town center, hotel and transit center …

Horsham LRA Hopes to Move Fast to Develop Housing at Former Willow Air Base

  • January 5, 2014
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Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) continues to push ahead with its economic development application after the Navy released the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, just north of Philadelphia. According to the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which was released on December 23, the Navy may have to remediate pollution at former landfills, rifle ranges and fire training sites before HLRA can move forward with the construction of planned office parks, a town center and a golf course…

Language Directing Quick Transfer of Ft. Monroe Parcel Left out of Policy Bill

  • January 2, 2014
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A provision directing the Army to convey a 70-acre parcel at Fort Monroe that is separate from the acreage at the historic post already reverting to the commonwealth of Virginia was dropped from the compromise version of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill. The language from the House version of the annual policy bill possibly could have forced the Army to transfer the tract to the Fort Monroe Authority at no cost, eliminating the need for lengthy negotiations over the terms of a transfer …

Pueblo Chemical Depot Gets Green Light to Launch Reuse Process

  • December 22, 2013
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The LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot can formally begin the process of converting the facility into an industrial park under the BRAC statute, after the Army last week declared about two-thirds of the installation surplus. The Dec. 20 Federal Register notice means that other federal agencies, including other DOD components, had no interest in acquiring portions of about 16,000 acres on the 23,000-acre site …

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