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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Ft. Monmouth LRA Secures Anchor Tenant

  • January 30, 2013
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The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority gained its first commercial tenant this week after a data management software firm agreed to construct its headquarters on a 55-acre parcel at the former post located in coastal New Jersey. In the next several weeks, CommVault Systems plans to begin initial site work on the first phase of its headquarters, which includes a $70 million, 275,000-square-foot building, reported NJBIZ. The headquarters will require three construction phases over 20 years …

Housing Groups Urge City to Modify Development Plan at Alameda Point

  • January 29, 2013
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At a hearing of the Alameda Planning Board, housing advocates on Monday urged the city to increase the number of homes developed at the former Naval Air Station Alameda beyond what is called for in the existing reuse plan by building a mix of housing types, from apartments to single-family homes. The advocates asked city officials to assess the impact of building up to 4,500 homes at Alameda Point when they conduct an environmental study of the project’s impacts …

Weymouth Officials Not Concerned over LNR Sale

  • January 28, 2013
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Last week’s sale of LNR Property LLC, the parent company of the master developer of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station located outside of Boston, should not affect the project now called Southfield, according to Weymouth officials. On Thursday, Greenwich, Conn.-based Starwood Property Trust and Starwood Capital Group announced they had agreed to pay $1.05 billion to buy LNR …

Sacramento County to Accept 528-Acre Parcel at McClellan AFB via Early Transfer

  • January 24, 2013
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Sacramento County and its developer McClellan Park LLC shortly will receive 528 acres of land at the former McClellan Air Force Base in the third early transfer of property at the Northern California base. In addition to accepting the parcel, the county and its developer will take on responsibility for cleaning up the first 15 feet of soil below the surface of the property …

Declining Budgets Reinforces Military’s Reliance on Industry, AFCEC Director Says

  • January 23, 2013
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With funding expected to be constrained for the foreseeable future, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center increasingly is looking to the private sector to help the service’s installations meet their environmental remediation, renewable energy development and maintenance needs, Center Director Joe Sciabica wrote this week in a commentary. “We can no longer count on consistent and predictable funding to meet our sustainability needs …

Appeals Court Finds Environmental Liability Statute Has Broad Application

  • January 21, 2013
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LRAs and developers may finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief that they can rely on a federal statute to protect them from liability for undiscovered contamination at BRAC sites, following a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month concluding that regulatory actions carried out by environmental agencies are covered under the law. The decision by the Federal Circuit — which reverses the finding of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in a case brought by Indian Harbor Insurance to recover costs to remove soil contamination at the former Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Tustin, Calif. — settles for now the question of how broadly the federal courts will interpret Section 330 of the 1993 defense authorization act …

Reuse Plans Advance at Onizuka Following HUD Approval

  • January 14, 2013
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Plans to locate a community college campus and affordable housing at the former Onizuka Air Force Station in northern California are moving ahead, after the Department of Housing and Urban Development last month approved the site’s redevelopment plan. A local housing agency has proposed building 120 family housing units for residents earning less than $64,000 …

Ft. Ritchie LRA Considers Reuse Options after Taking Site Back from Developer

  • January 9, 2013
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Less than six months after taking back the former Fort Ritchie from its developer, PenMar Development Corp. wants to have a new reuse plan for the 591-acre central Maryland property located just over the Pennsylvania border. The LRA plans to hire a real estate consultant shortly and complete a redevelopment plan later this year …

Navy Closes in on Final Transfer of Roosevelt Roads to Puerto Rico

  • January 7, 2013
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The Navy last month conveyed two parcels totaling 2,036 acres at the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico via an economic development conveyance, marking the final property transfer at the base located on the island’s eastern tip. The Navy had conducted public auctions for those parcels on two previous occasions, but neither attempt resulted in a suitable bid …

Conference Agreement Fails to Extend Environmental Protections to Non-BRAC Sites

  • December 19, 2012
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A bid to extend liability protections afforded BRAC sites to installations closed outside of the base closure process when unknown contamination is discovered fell short, as negotiators this week omitted language that had been in the House version of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill from the conference report. The provision would have extended the indemnity now provided by Section 330 of the 1993 defense authorization bill to all bases closed after Oct. 24, 1988 …

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