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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

$2M Federal Grant Helps Establish Manufacturing Accelerator at Brunswick

  • October 23, 2013
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A $2 million federal grant awarded to the LRA responsible for redeveloping the former Naval Air Station Brunswick and the regional workforce development board for Maine’s coastal counties will help establish an advanced manufacturing accelerator at Brunswick Landing. TechPlace will be an advanced office, shop, laboratory and workspace for high-tech research, development and manufacturing. When completed, TechPlace will provide an ideal location for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority’s (MRRA) target industries — aerospace, aviation, composites/advanced materials, biotechnology and renewable energy …

Residents Offer Ideas for Town Center at Alameda Point

  • October 21, 2013
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A ferry terminal, a public plaza and areas for boaters and kayakers are all proposed to be built in a new “town center” on the grounds of the former Alameda Naval Air Station. The Alameda Planning Board received public comments on the plan Oct. 14…

Shutdown Costs Fort Ord LRA

  • October 20, 2013
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The local redevelopment authority for the former Fort Ord, Calif., estimates it lost up to $100,000 during the government shutdown due to delays in multiple projects that rely on oversight by federal agencies. “If it’s not $100,000, it’s at least tens of thousands of dollars in consultant time,” said Michael Houlemard, executive officer of FORA. “It’s not the big dollars you hear about, but it is probably $100,000 in impact costs in all of our projects and in the delays …

Local Hiring Goals Prove Challenging to Meet at Hunters Point Redevelopment

  • October 17, 2013
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The lead contractor working on the redevelopment of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has encountered difficulties meeting its goals to hire local subcontractors and workers, but said that it still is early in the $8 billion project and that its efforts are starting to pay off. As part of its redevelopment deal with the city of San Francisco, master developer Lennar Urban agreed to a goal of awarding 50 percent of supplier, construction and professional service contracts to “economically disadvantaged” businesses …

$25M Gift to Support Effort to Connect Presidio to Crissy Field

  • October 17, 2013
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A $25 million gift from the Bechtel Foundation will bolster a long-term plan to transform the Presidio, creating an unbroken landscape from the Main Post of the historic Army installation to Crissy Field and San Francisco Bay. The gift will go to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and fund more than half the cost of the Tunnel Top Parkland project, the construction of a new bluff to cover the rebuilt Doyle Drive …

Roosevelt Roads LRA Seeks Developers for Four Projects

  • October 14, 2013
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The Local Redevelopment Authority for the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, is seeking proposals from qualified developers and/or investors interested in purchasing or leasing and developing four projects for tourism, recreation, education and light industry over 550 acres of developable land. The property, located on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, is a prime location with high economic, ecological and cultural value, and close proximity to El Yunque National Forest. A pre-submittal mandatory group meeting will be held Nov. 5. Responses to the RFP, #2013-01, are due Dec. 20. To download the RFP packet and bidder registration form, visit the LRA’s website.

Rantoul Nears Final Agreement over Transfer of Former Chanute AFB

  • October 11, 2013
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The Air Force has sent the village of Rantoul, Ill., an economic development conveyance (EDC) for the former Chanute Air Force Base, bringing a property transfer closer to its final step. The conveyance, coming 20 years after the installation was closed, would help the village redevelop the base by providing greater flexibility to generate revenue through leasing and property sales. “It’s good to finally get these documents,” Mayor Chuck Smith told the News-Gazette. “It goes to the reduction of the footprint of the Air Force and the EDC process of property transfer itself, demolition of the steam plant and demolition of White Hall,” added Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl.

Navy Transfers East Bank Portion of Support Activity to New Orleans

  • October 8, 2013
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The Navy on Friday transferred the portion of the Naval Support Activity site on the east bank of the Mississippi River to the city of New Orleans. The 25-acre facility, located in Bywater, was slated to be turned over through a no-cost economic development conveyance, reported the Times-Picayune. The Navy shuttered it two years ago after it was designated for closure during the 2005 BRAC round. The city plans to convert the site, which includes three large buildings with a total of 1.5 million square feet of space, into a resiliency center, a hub for disaster relief agencies to deliver services and supplies during a catastrophe. City officials still are working out a partnership agreement with the master developer, EMDRC Partners, according to the story.

Rantoul’s Recovery Rests on Revitalizing Chanute AFB

  • October 2, 2013
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The closure of Chanute Air Force Base 20 years ago devastated the central Illinois community of Rantoul, resulting in a long-term economic decline that the village is still trying to climb out of. Two decades later, Rantoul still suffers from poverty, a struggling business community, a poor housing market and underused infrastructure, reports the Rantoul Press. But, while local officials acknowledge the community’s slow recovery from Chanute’s closure, they also point to early signs of a turnaround, an effort which will rely on revitalizing the former installation …

Former Ohio Defense Facility Poised for Growth

  • October 1, 2013
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A major tenant at Kettering Business Park, the reuse project at the former Defense Electronics Supply Center outside of Dayton, Ohio, may be bringing new jobs to the development to support manufacturing operations for Airbus. The aviation hub for the international aircraft manufacturer could move into a vacant, 200,000-square-foot building and potentially require new space to be built, said Lisa Novelli, president of the National Composite Center …

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