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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

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 …

Riverbank Ammo Plant LRA Issues RFQ for Master Developer

  • October 9, 2012
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The Riverbank Local Redevelopment Authority has issued a request for qualifications for a master developer of the Riverbank Industrial Complex (formerly Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant) in Riverbank, Calif. The project would result in development and reuse of at least 104 acres of land with a potential for up to 139 acres depending on whether or not some property to be sold by the Army is included …

Roosevelt Roads Redevelopment Requires $137M Infrastructure Investment

  • October 9, 2012
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Converting the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads into an eco-tourist and commercial destination will require a $137 million investment in basic infrastructure from government agencies, according to a study sponsored by the Roosevelt Roads LRA. The plan focuses on primary infrastructure — such as roadways, electric and water lines, sewer and water treatment, and telecommunications facilities — for the central areas of Roosevelt Roads, located on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico …

Kansas Ammo Plant LRA Looks ahead to Vibrant Industrial Park

  • October 4, 2012
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The Great Plains Development Authority next week will hold a formal ceremony celebrating the transfer of much of the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant and marking the beginning of the LRA’s effort to attract economic activity to the Great Plains Industrial Park. “Now the exciting part starts,” said the authority’s executive director, Dan Goddard, reported the Salina Journal. “Actually, most of the work is ahead of us …

Governor Vetoes Replacements for California Redevelopment Agencies

  • October 2, 2012
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California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed six measures Saturday intended to restore some of the economic development tools to municipalities lost after the state eliminated its 400-plus redevelopment agencies last year. One measure, AB 2144, would have allowed cities to create “infrastructure and revitalization financing districts” if approved by 55 percent of voters. Another bill, SB 1156, would have allowed municipalities to set up joint powers authorities to finance projects within sustainable community investment areas …

New Fiscal Year, New Air Force Agency to Handle Installation Support

  • September 30, 2012
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The Air Force is scheduled to hold a ceremony Monday morning in San Antonio to mark the merger of the service’s three civil engineering field operating agencies into a new organization responsible for installation support. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center merges the missions of the Air Force Real Property Agency and the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment with the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency in an effort to streamline operations and reduce manpower amid a climate of constrained funding …

Chinese Loan to San Francisco Reuse Projects Held up over Tax Laws

  • September 28, 2012
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A $1.7 billion loan from state-supported China Development Bank to Lennar Corp. to convert two former naval bases in San Francisco, Treasure Island and Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, into large-scale housing projects is being held up over concerns about the impact of U.S. tax policies. The bank’s primary concern is the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, which could require foreign banks to pay a 30 percent withholding tax on interest income earned on loans to U.S. entities …

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