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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Fort Chaffee LRA Makes Great Strides, Takes Base Redevelopment Award

  • July 25, 2012
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The year 2011 was filled with accomplishments for the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, as it generated a historic high in revenue and recorded a number of successes in its effort to convert 7,000 acres at the former Army post in northwestern Arkansas into the mixed-use community now called Chaffee Crossing. For its tremendous progress in creating workforce, housing, commercial and recreational opportunities, ADC has named Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, led by executive director Ivy Owen, the Base Redevelopment Project of the Year …

COPT Returns Former Ft. Ritchie to LRA

  • July 24, 2012
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PenMar Development Corp., the entity created in 1997 to oversee redevelopment of Fort Ritchie after it closed, has taken the property back from Corporate Office Properties Trust following several months of discussions between the two parties, the development corp. announced Tuesday. PenMar had sold the 591-acre site, located in central Maryland just over the Pennsylvania border, to COPT in 2006 for $9 million. The developer paid PenMar $5 million at the time; the remainder wasn’t due until 2016 …

Jet Fuel Spill at Kirtland Much Larger than Previously Estimated, Officials Say

  • July 23, 2012
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A jet fuel spill originally discovered at Kirtland Air Force Base in 1999 could be as large as 24 million gallons, threatening the water supply of Albuquerque, N.M. Estimates of the underground leak’s size have continued to grow over the past 12 years, during which less than a half million gallons have been pumped out of the ground. One of the city’s critical wells is less than two-thirds of a mile from the tip of the groundwater plume …

Amid Cleanup, Oregon Chemical Depot Officially Closes

  • July 23, 2012
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Nine months after workers completed its chemical weapons disposal mission, Umatilla Chemical Depot in northern Oregon was deactivated last week by the Army after 71 years of use. Many of the 830 workers with contractor URS when incineration was finished remain at Umatilla helping to dismantle the chemical agent disposal facility. About 100 jobs are being cut by the end of this year, and 550 will be eliminated next year, reported the News Tribune. Most remaining employees will leave by the end of 2014. Reuse of the depot will follow the BRAC process, thanks to special legislation in the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill. About 7,400 acres of the 20,000-acre facility will be transferred to the Oregon National Guard in about six months. Other potential reuses include as a wildlife refuge, or for farming or industrial use.

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 …

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