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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Triumph Negotiating Lease for Former Vought Plant in Dallas

  • September 18, 2012
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A spokeswoman for Triumph Aerostructures confirmed last week the company was still negotiating lease terms for its Dallas plant, according to the Dallas Star-Telegram…

Irvine Mulls Developer’s Offer to Build Orange County Great Park

  • September 14, 2012
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FivePoint Communities, the developer of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, is offering to contribute an additional $631 million to the city of Irvine’s effort to build the Orange County Great Park in Southern California in an attempt to bolster prospects for the housing and commercial development it plans to build there. Under the offer from FivePoint — a spinoff of Lennar Corp., which bought El Toro for $650 million in 2005 — the city would receive $211 million upfront and about $430 million over 30 years …

Riverbank LRA Approves Search for Master Developer

  • September 12, 2012
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The Riverbank City Council this week voted to issue a request for qualifications from firms interested in becoming the master developer for the former Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant. The city assumed control of the plant in April 2010 through a no-cost lease with the Army; eventually it expects to own the site, now called the Riverbank Industrial Complex. The reuse plan calls for turning the ammunition plant into a regional industrial park focused on clean energy and green technology …

Court Rules against Southern California LRAs over Redevelopment Law

  • September 12, 2012
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A California judge has denied a claim by the local redevelopment authorities for the former Norton and George Air Force bases in San Bernardino County, Calif., that they be considered exempt from last year’s law eliminating the state’s 400 redevelopment agencies. Judge Lloyd Connelly ruled in favor of the state in dismissing separate lawsuits filed by the Inland Valley Development Agency, the LRA for Norton AFB, and the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority, the LRA for George AFB …

City to Ask State to Review Treasure Island Cleanup

  • September 12, 2012
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The city of San Francisco plans to ask state officials to conduct its own investigation of the Navy’s cleanup of Treasure Island, in the wake of a recent report acknowledging that the island was used in the 1940s to repair and scrap ships exposed to nuclear testing in the Pacific. Michael Tymoff, the city’s project director for Treasure Island, said his office is preparing a formal request for the California Department of Public Health to carry out a new study, reported the Bay Citizen. State officials have said the Navy did not conduct a thorough assessment of radioactive contamination on Treasure Island, raising the possibility that it has not identified all of the affected areas. The Navy and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control both say that the island does not pose a health risk to residents. The Navy has said it will continue to work with the state to complete all needed investigations and cleanup.

Town Cancels Deal to Finance Development at Brunswick Landing through TIF

  • September 6, 2012
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In a surprise move, the Brunswick Town Council voted this week to call off talks over financing infrastructure improvements at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station through tax increment financing. Early discussions had indicated the financing mechanism would generate $12 million over 30 years for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority …

Abandoned Bunkers, Rail Lines to Be Recycled for Concord Redevelopment

  • September 3, 2012
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Steel from buildings and rail lines left behind at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, along with concrete from hundreds of abandoned ammunition bunkers, are expected to save the city of Concord and others millions of dollars when the northern California site is converted to civilian use. The recycled steel and concrete could save the redevelopment effort about $9 million, with some of the savings resulting from reduced transportation costs. Recycled concrete, for example, will be used as a base for the reuse project’s new roads …

40,000 Attend Air Show at Brunswick Landing

  • September 3, 2012
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More than 40,000 people attended last month’s Great State of Maine Air Show at Brunswick Landing, helping the LRA for the former Brunswick Naval Air Station break even on the event’s $800,000 cost. The air show — which featured the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s precision flying team — was the second held at the air station since it officially closed. Last year’s event attracted 25,000 after the event was interrupted by Hurricane Irene …

California Lawmakers Pass Measure Extending Life of Fort Ord LRA

  • September 3, 2012
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The Fort Ord Reuse Authority would gain an additional six years to guide the redevelopment of the former Army post in Monterey, Calif., under a measure passed last month by the state legislature. The original bill introduced in the Assembly would have extended the reuse authority’s life for 10 years, but a change in the Senate cut the extension to six years, reported the Monterey County Herald. The reuse authority is due to expire in June 2014 under its charter legislation …

Navy Sought to Keep Concerns over Treasure Island Cleanup from Written Record

  • August 28, 2012
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Before acknowledging the full extent of radioactive contamination at the former Navy base at Treasure Island, the Navy attempted to prevent California officials from expressing their concerns about the cleanup in writing, reports the Bay Citizen. After discovering radioactive waste in unexpected locations on the site, the California Department of Public Health pressed the Navy to conduct additional testing. Navy officials, however, tried to discourage the regulators from documenting their concerns in writing, according to internal emails …

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