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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

LRA, LNR Look to Lure Commercial Development to Southfield

  • July 2, 2013
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Slow progress in attracting commercial development at Southfield, the reuse project at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, has prompted the base’s LRA to commission a study of the commercial market along Massachusetts’ South Shore. “I realize that’s the master developer’s responsibility, but because of the importance of attracting commercial development, we felt it was important for Tri-Town to take the lead …

Army’s Cramer Named Permanent Installations Deputy

  • June 30, 2013
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After serving in an acting capacity as the Army’s deputy assistant secretary for installations, housing and partnerships for the past one-and-a-half years, Paul Cramer has been appointed to the position on a permanent basis. Cramer, whose appointment is effective today, was named the acting deputy in December 2011 after his predecessor Joe Calcara left the post. Cramer, however, continued to perform the duties of the assistant for construction, housing and base operations support, the position he assumed in September 2010 …

Brunswick LRA Promotes Economic Development through Loan Fund

  • June 24, 2013
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The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority doubled the size of a loan fund it created to help prospective and current tenants at Brunswick Landing and Topsham Commerce Park improve existing facilities and to support their working capital needs, the LRA announced last week. The authority’s partnership with a community bank based in Maine will allow it to leverage its own funds to lend up to $1 million to tenants at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick …

City Council Votes to Dissolve Bayonne LRA

  • June 23, 2013
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The Bayonne (N.J.) City Council last week voted to abolish the city authority responsible for realizing an ambitious plan to turn the former 432-acre Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne into an upscale, mixed-use development. The Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority’s mission had been greatly scaled back since the city sold a large chunk of the one-mile-long strip of land jutting into New York Harbor to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey …

OEA Offering Planning Support to Communities, States Affected by DOD Cutbacks

  • June 18, 2013
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Communities and states affected by significant cutbacks in DOD spending, including impacts caused by reduced operations at contractor-operated defense facilities, can apply for community planning assistance from the Office of Economic Adjustment to help them respond. Eligible impacts, according to the June 17 Federal Register notice, include: a publicly announced planned major reduction in DOD spending; the closure or significantly reduced operations of a defense facility as the result of the merger, acquisition or consolidation of the defense contractor operating the defense facility; the cancellation or termination of a DOD contract; or the failure to proceed with an approved major weapon system program …

Milcon Funding Approved by Senate Panel Exceeds House Recommendation

  • June 18, 2013
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The Senate Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee approved a fiscal 2014 spending measure on Tuesday that would provide $10.7 billion for military construction programs, a figure that falls between the Pentagon’s budget request and the recommendation passed by the House earlier this month. The panel approved the bill following a nine-minute markup that was notable primarily for protests from Republican members over the topline spending level Senate Democrats are planning to use as the basis for the 12 annual spending bills …

‘State of Base Redevelopment Report’ Provides National Snapshot

  • June 17, 2013
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Military base redevelopment projects represent a significant untapped resource for job creation and have a much more difficult time obtaining federal economic development support than they did 10 years ago, with the DOD Office of Economic Adjustment almost the sole resource for federal support Those are among the findings of the June 2013 edition of ADC’s State of Base Redevelopment Report, released last week at the Defense Communities National Summit and at a briefing on Capitol Hill for congressional staff, hosted by the House Defense Communities Caucus…

Air Force Returns Onizuka AFS to Local, Federal Users

  • June 12, 2013
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The Air Force has finished the disposal of the former Onizuka Air Force Station in northern California, transferring a total of 19 acres to the city of Sunnyvale, a community college and the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center announced last week. The VA obtained facilities on a 4.4-acre tract it plans to use for a research laboratory. The agency paid the Air Force $6.5 million. Foothill-De Anza Community College plans to build a regional education facility on a 9.2-acre site it received through a public benefit conveyance sponsored by the Education Department …

LRA Positions Chemical Depot Site, Indiana Community for Successful Recovery

  • June 11, 2013
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Reuse efforts at the former Newport Chemical Depot are well underway despite the three-year wait planning officials in west central Indiana were forced to endure until the destruction of the nerve agent VX stored there was completed in 2008. DOD did not give the community the green light to start planning for the facility’s redevelopment until later that year, but since then the local redevelopment authority has moved quickly to recover from the loss of 690 jobs and $40 million in annual purchasing after the facility closed …

LRA Readies for Transfer of Property at Umatilla Chemical Depot

  • June 9, 2013
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Transfer of 9,462 acres at the former Umatilla Chemical Depot in northern Oregon could take place next year and, in the meantime, the Umatilla Army Depot Reuse Authority is working on transforming itself into an implementation LRA. The parcel most likely will be transferred via a no-cost economic development conveyance, Don Chance, the LRA’s project manager told the East Oregonian. About 3,000 acres would be used for industrial development …

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