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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Ft. Monmouth LRA Outlines Homeless Accommodations

  • April 9, 2013
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Housing projects to assist the homeless at the former Fort Monmouth, N.J., are expected to cost more than $10 million, according to the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority. The four projects include the reuse of two existing buildings and 40 single-family housing units, and the construction of a new emergency shelter. The projects include: 180 Turning Lives Around, a non-profit that provides housing, counseling and court assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse …

Turbulence Frequently Unavoidable in Base Redevelopment

  • April 4, 2013
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Two decades after it closed, the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C., is a thriving mixed-use redevelopment, featuring a town center, a variety of housing types, a technology and aerospace business park, and a commercial and general aviation airport. Other air bases closed around the same time have had varying degrees of success, however, reports the Sun News in a multi-part series marking the 20-year anniversary of the base’s closure. The former Pease AFB, near Portsmouth, N.H., has experienced similar growth to the reuse project at Myrtle Beach AFB …

Senator Celebrates Renewed Recognition of Former Newark AFB as HUBZone

  • April 2, 2013
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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown last week highlighted the renewed designation of Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority, the central Ohio site of the former Newark Air Force Base, as a Small Business Administration HUBZone through 2015. An amendment attached to the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill that was sponsored by Brown extends the period during which certain base closure sites can be designated as HUBZones, a status conferring preferential access to federal procurements for qualified small businesses …

LRA to Add Housing at Devens

  • April 1, 2013
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MassDevelopment is looking for a developer to build housing on a 70-acre site at the former Fort Devens located outside of Boston. The agency expects 120 units to be constructed, with 25 percent reserved for low- and moderate-income residents. Allowed uses include single-, two- and multi-family housing, along with elder housing, nursing homes and municipal uses, reported the Boston Business Journal. Last year, residents from the towns of Harvard and Ayer rejected a developer’s plan to turn former barracks at another site at the 4,400-acre redevelopment project into 246 units of affordable housing for seniors and veterans. Devens hosts 99 businesses, nonprofits and governmental entities that employ more than 3,200 workers, according to the Journal.

Reuse at Myrtle Beach AFB: The Long Road to Success

  • April 1, 2013
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On the 20-year anniversary of the closure of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C., the Sun News recounts the numerous difficulties facing local officials trying to redevelop the 3,937-acre installation. Today, the former base is the home of a variety of uses, highlighted by the Market Common, a town center with upscale shops and restaurants, and neighborhoods with more than 1,200 homes that follow the principles of New Urbanism. The project also features new general aviation and commercial airport terminals, and a technology and aerospace business park …

Mayor to Discuss Chinese Investment in San Francisco Reuse Projects on Overseas Trip

  • March 31, 2013
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will try to help close a deal between the state-supported China Development Bank and Lennar Corp. to invest $1.7 billion in two base redevelopment projects during his eight-day trip to China that began Friday. Lee is expected to sit down with officials from the Chinese bank to discuss the investment in the redevelopment of two former Navy bases, Treasure Island and Hunters Point Naval Shipyard …

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 …

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