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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Sizzle Isn’t Required to Repurpose Outdated Facilities, Author Argues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

Implementation LRA Assumes Control of NAS Willow Grove Redevelopment

  • October 15, 2012
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The Horsham Town Council last week terminated the local redevelopment authority that led the effort to forge a reuse plan for the 861-acre former Naval Air Station Willow Grove. The council earlier created a successor to carry out the reuse plan, the Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority. Four of the five members on the new LRA previously served on the original authority …

Munitions Cleanup Resumes at Camp Bonneville

  • October 15, 2012
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Weston Solutions has begun clearing munitions and explosives of concern at Camp Bonneville in western Washington, following a three-year hiatus after the previous contractor ran out of funds. The cleanup of the 3,840-acre facility located just over the Oregon border is being carried out by Clark County under an environmental services cooperative agreement with the Army. DOD awarded the county $21.7 million for the effort last year, including $11.8 million for soil and groundwater monitoring, along with county and state oversight …

Developers, Retailers, Universities Eye Walter Reed Property

  • October 15, 2012
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As the District of Columbia prepares to search for a master developer for the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a variety of national grocers and other retailers are considering locating there. The site’s reuse plan calls for a town center to satisfy the Upper Northwest Washington neighborhood’s need for more retail options. The 66.6 acres of the property available for local reuse will feature 3.1 million square feet of development, including 212,000 square feet of retail ….

LRA for Kansas Plant Marks Grand Opening of Great Plains Industrial Park

  • October 11, 2012
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Kansas officials on Thursday held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the Great Plains Industrial Park, the redevelopment project at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in southeast Kansas. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Sen. Jerry Moran and Rep. Lynn Jenkins spoke at the ceremony that marked the beginning of efforts to attract tenants to the site. “To be on the ground floor of something like this is fantastic,” said Dan Goddard …

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