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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Army’s Sudden Transfer of Ft. Monroe Property Alarms LRA

  • March 31, 2013
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The Army unexpectedly transferred 313 acres at the former Fort Monroe on Thursday to the site’s LRA, leaving a series of unanswered questions regarding the ongoing environmental cleanup, the border of the property reverting to Virginia and other matters. The Army and state officials had been discussing for more than a year the terms of how the Army would transfer the portion of the 570-acre post slated to revert to the commonwealth. The negotiations were intended to resolve who is responsible for the cleanup, long-term building maintenance, and the transfer of utilities and roads, reported the Daily Press …

Agreement Reached over Cost to Investigate Contamination at former Schilling AFB

  • March 28, 2013
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A comprehensive cleanup of groundwater and soil at the former Schilling Air Force Base in central Kansas moved one step closer to being realized after the city of Salina, other local entities and the federal government filed a settlement agreement this week with the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. The $9.4 million agreement, which still needs to be approved by a federal judge, covers only the estimated cost of a remedial investigation, feasibility study and corrective action decision, and does not include the cleanup …

Mather Air Force Base Transfer Nears Completion

  • March 26, 2013
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The Air Force has now transferred ownership of more than 3,500 acres of the former Mather Air Force Base to Sacramento County, Calif. A single parcel, approximately 720 acres, is still held by the Air Force.

Air Force Civil Engineer Center Officials, who oversee the property transfer, are optimistic that the whole base transfer will be completed in 2013. The transfer of the remaining parcel of land awaits approval from the Office of Economic Adjustment.

Horsham LRA to Serve as Master Developer for Willow Grove Redevelopment

  • March 25, 2013
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The LRA for the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove intends to act as master developer for the 862-acre property, and now is preparing an application for an economic development conveyance to obtain the entire site. The LRA’s consultant, Matrix Design Group, is working on the project’s business plan, which it plans to complete later this year. The Navy and the Horsham LRA likely won’t complete negotiations over an EDC before March 2014 …

Negotiations to Purchase Stratford Army Plant Continue

  • March 24, 2013
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Discussions between the Army and Point Stratford Renewal over the purchase of the former Stratford Army Engine Plant in Connecticut still have not been completed, more than six months after the federal government selected the Connecticut-based development team. The developer has agreed to assume responsibility for cleaning up the 77-acre site but wants the Army to clean up the mudflats along the Housatonic River. The Army is discussing the issue with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection …

Master Developer Competition for Walter Reed Draws Healthy Response

  • March 24, 2013
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Nine teams are competing to be named the master developer for the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Upper Northwest Washington, District officials announced last week. The robust level of interest comes as much-needed relief for the city, after it received a total of only three responses to a pair of other projects recently …

Cleanup at NAS South Weymouth Advances toward Finish Line

  • March 19, 2013
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The Navy is still cleaning up the former Naval Air Station South Weymouth 16 years after the installation located outside of Boston closed, but officials believe the effort could be completed in about three years. So far, the Navy has spent $66 million on the effort and it estimates finishing the job will require an additional $25 million, reported the Boston Globe. While remediation could be completed in 2016, monitoring will be required at some sites for decades …

Munitions Contractor Agrees to Continue Operations at Closed Kansas Ammo Plant

  • March 11, 2013
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After more than seven years of negotiations with the Army, the munitions manufacturer at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant on Saturday accepted the Army’s terms for purchasing 4,112 acres at the site, allowing it to continue operating the plant and preserving the jobs of 150 employees. The move provides a tremendous boost for Labette County in southeastern Kansas, which had been bracing to lose the company’s operation when negotiations over the sale came to a halt earlier this year. At that point, the Army gave Day & Zimmermann until July 31 to suspend operations and vacate the property …

Project at Former Griffiss AFB Facing Double Blow from Sequester

  • March 10, 2013
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Aviation businesses at the Griffith Business and Technology Park, the reuse project at the former base in Upstate New York, are concerned about the impact of the FAA’s plan to shut down the airport’s air traffic control tower next month. Airport operations will be able to continue, but officials are anxious that some potential airport customers, including the military, will be deterred by the lack of a tower …

VA Project Could Save Alameda Millions in Infrastructure Costs

  • March 6, 2013
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Construction of a health clinic and columbarium by the Department of Veterans Affairs at the former Naval Air Station Alameda will save the city of Alameda $12.5 million in infrastructure costs. The savings will come when the VA builds several roadways and installs water, gas and other utilities for its project at Alameda Point, reported The city may use the savings to construct a sports complex or to pay for other redevelopment at the former base located on San Francisco Bay. The VA is slated to receive 115 acres at the site; a separate 512-acre parcel will be turned into a refuge for the California least tern.

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