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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Willow Grove Redevelopment Slowed after Navy Delays Impact Study

  • September 18, 2013
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The LRA for the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove may be forced to push back its target for submitting its economic development conveyance (EDC) application after the Navy acknowledged the environmental impact statement (EIS) it is preparing for the installation’s disposal has been delayed. The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority had been planning to submit the application to the Navy to obtain the property’s 862 acres by the end of the calendar year but now it may not be ready until early in 2014 …

Redevelopment Forum to Take Close Look at Keys to Achieving Sustainable Development

  • September 18, 2013
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Successful redevelopment projects, whether on a former military base or a large urban infill project, rely on a careful balancing of a variety of possible alternatives, including upgrading infrastructure, leasing existing facilities, new development, historic preservation and maintaining open space. Allocate your effort and resources effectively and you may achieve the ultimate goal — sustainable growth …

Plans Advance to Turn Ft. Monroe into Monument, Commercial Property

  • September 16, 2013
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Twin planning efforts to turn the former Fort Monroe into a unit of the National Park Service and a mixed-use campus are expected to come to fruition shortly. Next week, the Fort Monroe Authority’s planning advisory group will review a draft master plan for the historic post located on the Virginia shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The document will outline a plan to preserve the property’s character, chronicle the site’s history and help make its operation economically sustainable …

The Secret to Building Community Support for Redevelopment Projects

  • September 10, 2013
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With community support a critical prerequisite for any successful large-scale redevelopment project, LRA directors and master developers can find themselves committing much of their day to dealing with local officials and other stakeholders. The challenge is managing your relationship with officials and other members of the community in the most effective way that still allows you to pay attention to the other important aspects of your project …

First Homes under Way at Hunters Point

  • September 9, 2013
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More than two months after the former Hunters Point Shipyard hosted a historic groundbreaking, construction of 88 new homes on an initial 25-acre site in the southeast corner of San Francisco is moving ahead. “There’s nothing legal hanging over the project and it’s fully entitled, so now it’s full steam ahead,” said Wells Lawson, the city’s project manager …

Cleanup Will ‘Absolutely Not’ Delay Former Fort Gillem Development, LRA Promises

  • September 8, 2013
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Contaminated groundwater will not hinder redevelopment plans at the former Fort Gillem, LRA leaders continue to assure Forest Park, Ga., residents, announcing at a recent community meeting that a company may bring 900 jobs to the site. “Are there environmental issues? Yes, on every former U.S. base, there are environmental issues.”…

Aircraft Repair Firm to Relocate to Brunswick Landing

  • September 4, 2013
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The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) has landed a new tenant that is expected to bolster the LRA’s plans to convert the former Naval Air Station Brunswick into a high-tech campus focusing on aviation, renewable energy and advanced composites. Tempus Jets will lease nearly 35,000 square feet of hangar and office space to move its aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business from Newport News, Va., to Brunswick Executive Airport, the firm announced Wednesday …

It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid!

  • September 3, 2013
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It’s no secret that real estate market has been hurt by the nation’s slow recovery from the Great Recession and that developers remain cautious amid hobbled credit markets and uncertainty regarding federal spending. But amid those global factors, a variety of emerging “super trends” are taking hold, offering guidance for LRA directors and other economic development professionals involved in complex and large-scale redevelopment projects …

Foreign Investment Should Be a Key Part of Your Redevelopment Strategy

  • August 22, 2013
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One oft forgotten source of prospective investment in redevelopment projects is foreign-owned companies. At next month’s inaugural Base Redevelopment Forum, economic development experts will introduce the basics of attracting foreign investment to large-scale redevelopment projects, including base reuse projects …

Residents Offer Reuse Ideas for Ft. Ritchie

  • August 20, 2013
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The former Fort Ritchie, located in Maryland just south of the Pennsylvania border, should be converted into a mixed-use development with job-generating commercial space, along with retail and housing, according to a survey of local residents conducted by the Herald-Mail. At a public meeting held earlier this month, residents learned the results of a study of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the reuse of the 591-acre property. Lack of outstanding debt, appropriate zoning, and community and political support were cited as strengths …

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