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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Officials Consider Housing Storm Victims at Ft. Monmouth

  • November 11, 2012
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Housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs visited Fort Monmouth on Friday to assess whether the former Army post could provide long-term temporary housing for residents of coastal New Jersey displaced by Hurricane Sandy and last week’s nor’easter. The inspectors gave good grades to 300 units in seven buildings that could accommodate 600 to 900 people, reported NJ.com. Other buildings could accommodate additional families …

Mare Island Cleanup Team Celebrates Honors

  • November 4, 2012
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The Navy’s BRAC Program Management Office last week was recognized for leading the restoration of a complex, 230-acre landfill at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif., an effort which saved $42 million and avoided a substantial amount of greenhouse gas emissions. For its innovative solution to capping the landfill, which resulted in the creation of 8.7 acres of new wetlands, improvement of 120 acres of existing wetlands and creation of new public access trails, the BRAC office earned a 2012 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award …

Jobs Plan for Army Base Redevelopment to Ensure Workforce from Oakland

  • November 4, 2012
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The Oakland City Council last week approved final language for an agreement with the city’s master developer for the former Oakland Army Base ensuring at least half of the estimated 2,800 construction jobs and 2,000 permanent jobs the project is expected to generate go to local residents. The project labor agreement with Prologis and California Capital & Investment Group also requires that at least 25 percent of employees used for the project be apprentice-level workers, and that all apprentices be Oakland residents …

Ft. Monmouth to Put up Out-of-State Power Workers

  • November 1, 2012
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Utility workers from around the nation coming to assist recovery efforts in New Jersey will be staying at the former Fort Monmouth, which is located close by many of the beachfront communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to build temporary housing at the closed Army post to accommodate the influx of workers, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday …

Sizzle Isn’t Required to Repurpose Outdated Facilities, Author Argues

  • October 31, 2012
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A Cambridge, Mass., author cites the conversion of a century-old military post overlooking San Francisco Bay into a high-end resort as evidence that obsolete facilities — whether a military base or an old mill — can find new lives in almost any locale, in a commentary in Government Executive. After Fort Baker — located on the Marin Headlands at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge — was abandoned by the military, it was turned over to the National Park Service. After obtaining a lease from the federal government, a development team and a resort operator converted the historic campus into Cavallo Point, a 142-room hotel with a spa, conference rooms, cooking school and Michelin-rated restaurant …

FAA’s Military Airport Program Has Six Openings for FY’13

  • October 28, 2012
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The FAA’s fiscal 2013 Military Airport Program, a valuable source of capital funding for former military airfields and joint use airports, has six slots available for new participants or existing participants eligible for redesignation. None of the open slots, however, are available for general aviation airports …

California Panel Approves Exchange Agreement for Alameda Point

  • October 23, 2012
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The California State Lands Commission last week approved an exchange agreement for Naval Air Station Alameda, helping pave the way for redevelopment of the parcel now known as Alameda Point. The deal call for lands along the waterfront to be placed in the public trust, a first step toward opening public access to the waterfront and attracting maritime commerce. Interior lands under the agreement will be removed from the public trust and allowed to be developed …

Badger Ammo Plant Finding New Uses

  • October 22, 2012
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While cleanup of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Baraboo, Wis., continues, many portions of the 7,354-acre property are moving toward their planned reuses. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will receive 3,800 acres for the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area. The agency now is in the middle of a planning process to determine what activities will be allowed on the tract. The plan is expected to be completed in early 2014 …

GSA Enters Sales Agreement with Consortium for Stratford Army Plant

  • October 16, 2012
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Next month the federal government will find out if its latest attempt to dispose of the former Stratford Army Engine Plant in Connecticut is successful. Point Stratford Renewal, a joint effort of at least three Connecticut firms, has until Nov. 6 to execute the purchase agreement it reached with the General Services Administration in August, reported the Connecticut Post. The team reportedly will develop the 77-acre site for light industrial use …

Skydiving Mission Trained at Brooks City-Base

  • October 16, 2012
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Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner and the capsule that took him 24 miles above Earth prior to his record-breaking jump on Sunday both were tested in the altitude chamber at Brooks City-Base in San Antonio over the past two years. The Red Bull Stratos team used the chamber at Brooks in 2010, 2011 and most recently in September to simulate the near-space conditions Baumgartner would experience 128,000 feet above sea level …

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