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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Air Force Transfers Sites to Public Users at McClellan

  • February 18, 2013
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The Air Force has formally transferred property at the former McClellan Air Force Base to two school districts and a museum, pushing the service one step closer to disposing of all 3,000 acres at the Sacramento, Calif., site. To date, the Air Force has transferred about 1,700 acres at the base closed following the 1995 BRAC round to community entities for redevelopment. The remaining portions of the base, primarily the airfields, are expected to transfer in 2014 …

Cleanup Delay Slows Progress at Lone Star

  • February 12, 2013
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The Army’s delay in cleaning up 1,100 acres at the former Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant is slowing the LRA’s redevelopment plans for the northeastern Texas facility that closed following the last round of base closures. “Some of the work has been completed, but the vast majority of it has not. The property is still pretty encumbered by permit regime that makes it very difficult to sell,” said Bill Cork, CEO of TexAmericas Center …

In the Black: Presidio Trust Meets Self-Sufficiency Deadline

  • February 7, 2013
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After 17 years of relying on annual appropriations from Congress, the nonprofit charged with preserving the Presidio of San Francisco has grown up and shown that it can operate as an independent organization capable of sustaining the natural and cultural resources of the historic Army post that closed in 1994. The fiscal year that ended last September was the last year the Presidio Trust received a federal allocation as stipulated in the legislation that created it …

Councilman Wants Los Alamitos to Prepare for Base Closure

  • February 5, 2013
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The Defense Department recently completed a multi-million dollar headquarters for the Army Reserve at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos in Southern California, but at least one local official wants the city to have a backup plan in case the installation is closed. “I would like to see the formation of a base closure committee,” Los Alamitos Councilman Richard Murphy said last week. “It’s amazing to me that we don’t have one.” Even if there is only a small chance that the base is shuttered, said Murphy, prudent planning should prompt the city to be ready. “If you follow the budget cuts in the military, I think there’s going to be more and more serious budget cuts under this administration,” he said. “We need to go through the exercise of preparing for that.”

Army, LRA Talks over Ft. Monroe Transfer Stretch Out

  • February 5, 2013
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Negotiations between the Army and the Fort Monroe Authority have lasted much longer than expected due to a dispute over the value of the portions of the property not slated to revert to the commonwealth of Virginia. The Army is asking for a figure that is 10 times the value estimated by the authority, LRA Executive Director Glenn Oder told the Daily Press …

Bill Would Expand HUBZone Boundaries, Benefit BRAC Sites

  • February 4, 2013
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Legislation sponsored by Maine’s two senators would make it easier for tenants located at bases closed in the last BRAC round to qualify for the HUBZone program, a Small Business Administration initiative offering preferential access to federal procurements to businesses in distressed areas. Currently, BRAC installations are designated as HUBZones for five years after they are formally closed. The law, however, defines the geographic boundaries of those HUBZones as the borders of the closed installation, making it extremely difficult for companies to meet one of the program’s criteria — 35 percent of their employees must live within the HUBZone …

District Launches Search for Walter Reed Developer

  • February 3, 2013
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The District of Columbia last week issued a request for qualifications from prospective firms to be the master developer for 66.6 acres at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Upper Northwest Washington. The city’s reuse plan for the site, which will feature a town center, calls for 1,864 multi-family housing units, 90 townhomes, 767,000 square feet of office space, 212,000 square feet of retail, and 176,000 square feet of other uses such as arts and entertainment …

Tremendous Growth Prompts New Master Plan for Philadelphia Navy Yard

  • February 3, 2013
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The city of Philadelphia on Friday unveiled a new master plan for the former Philadelphia Navy Yard, a move necessitated by the remarkable investment and job growth the base has experienced since most naval activities shut down following the 1995 round of BRAC. Since 2000, when the city acquired 1,000 acres from the Navy, more than $130 million in publicly funded infrastructure improvements has leveraged more than $700 million in private investment …

Ft. Monmouth LRA Secures Anchor Tenant

  • January 30, 2013
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The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority gained its first commercial tenant this week after a data management software firm agreed to construct its headquarters on a 55-acre parcel at the former post located in coastal New Jersey. In the next several weeks, CommVault Systems plans to begin initial site work on the first phase of its headquarters, which includes a $70 million, 275,000-square-foot building, reported NJBIZ. The headquarters will require three construction phases over 20 years …

Housing Groups Urge City to Modify Development Plan at Alameda Point

  • January 29, 2013
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At a hearing of the Alameda Planning Board, housing advocates on Monday urged the city to increase the number of homes developed at the former Naval Air Station Alameda beyond what is called for in the existing reuse plan by building a mix of housing types, from apartments to single-family homes. The advocates asked city officials to assess the impact of building up to 4,500 homes at Alameda Point when they conduct an environmental study of the project’s impacts …

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