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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

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 …

Bayonne City Council Assumes Responsibility for Reuse at Ocean Terminal

  • August 19, 2013
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The Bayonne (N.J.) City Council will take over responsibility for redeveloping the former 432-acre Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne, after voting last week to dissolve the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority. The council had introduced the resolution earlier, but it needed the approval of the New Jersey Local Finance Board before the dissolution could become final, reported the Jersey Journal. The council also voted to issue a $75 million bond to pay off the LRA’s outstanding debt …

Base Redevelopment Often a Matter of Overcoming Hurdles, Evolving Requirements

  • August 18, 2013
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Base redevelopment often has been described as a frustrating process that requires a large reserve of patience. Successful projects require communities and developers to navigate through a series of challenges amid a constantly changing environment …

See Rapid Transformation of Navy Base into Brunswick Landing at Redevelopment Forum

  • August 8, 2013
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Among installations closed in the last BRAC round, the reuse project at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick has been one of the fastest out of the gate, with the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority’s (MRRA) effort to create a high-tech business campus focusing on aviation, renewable energy, advanced composites and education already taking shape on the coast of Maine. The redevelopment authority started attracting tenants prior to the Navy’s formal closure of the base in May 2011. It now hosts more than two dozen businesses, including Kestrel Aviation and Swedish medical supply manufacturer Mölnlycke Health Care, and 250 workers …

Process Needed to Settle Disagreements over BRAC Cleanup Requirements, DOD IG Says

  • August 6, 2013
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The Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management should establish a dispute resolution plan to settle disagreements over cleanup requirements at BRAC sites among the Army, Environmental Protection Agency, state officials and local redevelopment authorities, according to a report released Tuesday by the DOD Inspector General (IG). The recommendation stems from a review of increased costs and delays incurred in cleaning up and transferring property at three Army ammunition plants — Kansas; Lone Star, Texas; and Riverbank, Calif. — and two chemical depots — Newport, Ind., and Umatilla, Ore. — closed under BRAC 2005 …

ADC Forum to Focus on Challenges Associated with Large-Scale Redevelopment

  • August 4, 2013
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In seven weeks, ADC will hold its inaugural Base Redevelopment Forum in Portland, Maine, a three-day event designed to support the needs of economic development professionals involved in complex and large-scale redevelopment projects. The event will be far different from past ADC conferences — and not just because of its focus on redevelopment issues — but because the programming will be centered around the “tools of the trade” that redevelopment authorities need to succeed, including functional and leadership skills as well as a broader understanding of current trends …

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