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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

State Department: Walter Reed to House Foreign Missions

  • July 19, 2012
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The State Department has revealed its plans for the 43.5-acre portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center it requested from the Army — a foreign missions center to accommodate new embassies for foreign governments. State’s proposal for the center in upper Northwest Washington would be similar to the International Chancery Center located closer to the downtown core of Washington that has more than a dozen foreign missions. The agency now is in the early stages of drafting a master plan for developing the site, located in the northwest portion of the hospital campus. State is preparing an environmental impact statement for the project, which could take up to two years to complete, reported the Washington Business Journal …

New Master Plan Needed to Consider Future of Griffiss

  • July 18, 2012
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Griffiss International Airport, which became Oneida County’s airport in 2007 more than a decade after the former Air Force base there was closed, is due for a new master plan. Only about 80 percent of the projects included in the first master plan for the airport in north central New York have been completed, but the Federal Aviation Administration requires master plans to be updated roughly every 10 years, reports the Observer-Dispatch. The new master plan likely will call for a new terminal, a U.S. Customs facility and the development of available land for new tenants …

D.C. Council Approves Walter Reed Reuse Plan

  • July 17, 2012
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The D.C. Council last week voted to send its redevelopment plan for 67.5 acres at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, bringing the city one step closer to realizing a new mix of uses at the site in Northwest Washington. The vote ensures the city will meet its Aug. 14 deadline for submitting the plan to federal officials …

Improvement Funds Flow from FAA to Brunswick Landing

  • July 15, 2012
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Brunswick Landing, the redevelopment project at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, has been awarded a $2 million grant by the Federal Aviation Administration to build new hangars and make other improvements to the general aviation airport the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority opened last year. Brunswick Executive Airport will receive $600,000 to replace military markings on the airfield with civilian ones and $1.4 million to construct a building with hangars to hold 10 private aircraft …

Cleanup to Continue at Camp Bonneville under New Contract

  • July 9, 2012
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Officials in Clark County, Wash., have hired Weston Solutions to resume cleanup at Camp Bonneville under an environmental services cooperative agreement with the Army. Last year, the Army agreed to pay $20 million over the next 10 years to clear munitions and explosives of concern at the 3,840-acre facility, with the county acting as project manager. Weston is expected to start work on the $7.6 million contract shortly …

Grant Allows City to Plan Town Center at Alameda Point

  • July 8, 2012
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The city of Alameda will craft a detailed plan to develop the Waterfront Town Center area at Alameda Point, the 918-acre reuse project at the former Naval Air Station Alameda, after being awarded a $200,000 grant from the San Francisco Bay Area’s regional transportation planning agency. Winning the grant and developing the town center plan are intended to jump start redevelopment of the property after the city rejected a plan by SunCal Cos. to build up to 4,500 homes there …

Chinese Bank Considers $1.7B Investment in Hunters Point, Treasure Island

  • July 8, 2012
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The state-supported China Development Bank is in talks with Lennar Corp. to invest $1.7 billion in two of the developer’s high-profile base redevelopment projects in San Francisco, Treasure Island and Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The discussions are still under way, but a final agreement could accelerate efforts to convert the two former naval bases into large-scale housing projects, reported the Wall Street Journal …

Ingleside Considers Zoning Change to Support Naval Station Reuse

  • July 5, 2012
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The Ingleside City Council last week approved the first reading of a zoning change requested by the company purchasing the former Naval Station Ingleside and an adjacent parcel. Occidental Petroleum Corp., which is purchasing the 816-acre tract for $82.1 million, requested the site be rezoned industrial, with commercial development designated on two strips of property at the site. The changes are needed for Occidental to carry out its long-term development plans for the property …

Northern Virginia Developer Rebounding from BRAC Losses

  • July 1, 2012
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Vornado/Charles E. Smith, the Northern Virginia developer rocked by the relocation of thousands of defense workers from leased space in Arlington, Va., is bouncing back after reaching deals with two tenants to fill available space. Anser Analytic Services, a nonprofit serving DOD, will occupy about one-fifth of a 400,000 square-foot building in Bailey’s Crossroads that was left without a tenant after the Defense Information Systems Agency left for Fort Meade, Md., as a result of BRAC, reports the Washington Post. In a separate deal, defense contractor DRS Technologies is moving its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to space in a Crystal City property where it already has offices.

Air Force’s Ferguson Gains Promotion within Installations Office

  • July 1, 2012
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Kathleen Ferguson, the Air Force official responsible for BRAC, enhanced use leasing, privatization, sustainability and other real property issues since October 2007, has been promoted to principal deputy assistant secretary for installations, environment, logistics and energy. Ferguson will assume her new post after Debra Tune, the current principal deputy assistant secretary, retires from the Air Force in September. A decision on who will replace Ferguson as deputy assistant secretary for installations has not yet been announced …

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