image description

Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

EPA Removes Much of MCAS El Toro from Superfund List

  • January 28, 2014
  • comments: 0

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed more than 1,900 acres at the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro from the federal Superfund list, a move that should provide a boost to efforts by the city of Irvine and FivePoint Communities to transform the Southern California base into the Orange County Great Park and thousands of homes. The decision comes after the Navy and local water agencies spent $165 million on soil removal and groundwater treatment to clean up contamination left over from aircraft maintenance and repair, reported the Los Angeles Times. As a consequence, only 600 acres at the 4,700-acre air base remain on the list of the nation’s most hazardous sites …

Forest City Drops out of Ft. McPherson Reuse Project

  • January 27, 2014
  • comments: 0

Forest City Enterprises severed ties with the effort to convert the former Fort McPherson in southwestern Atlanta into a mixed-use, walkable community, the company said last week. The departure of Cleveland-based Forest City still leaves two local firms involved with the redevelopment of the 486-acre site — Cousins Properties and Integral Group. “We’re local. We’re not going anywhere,” said Larry Gellerstedt, chief executive of Cousins Properties …

Pease AFB Redevelopment Nears Completion

  • January 22, 2014
  • comments: 0

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
  • comments: 0

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
  • comments: 0

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
  • comments: 0

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
  • comments: 0

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
  • comments: 0

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
  • comments: 0

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
  • comments: 0

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…

Array ( )