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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Horsham LRA Hopes to Move Fast to Develop Housing at Former Willow Air Base

  • January 5, 2014
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Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) continues to push ahead with its economic development application after the Navy released the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, just north of Philadelphia. According to the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which was released on December 23, the Navy may have to remediate pollution at former landfills, rifle ranges and fire training sites before HLRA can move forward with the construction of planned office parks, a town center and a golf course…

Language Directing Quick Transfer of Ft. Monroe Parcel Left out of Policy Bill

  • January 2, 2014
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A provision directing the Army to convey a 70-acre parcel at Fort Monroe that is separate from the acreage at the historic post already reverting to the commonwealth of Virginia was dropped from the compromise version of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill. The language from the House version of the annual policy bill possibly could have forced the Army to transfer the tract to the Fort Monroe Authority at no cost, eliminating the need for lengthy negotiations over the terms of a transfer …

Pueblo Chemical Depot Gets Green Light to Launch Reuse Process

  • December 22, 2013
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The LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot can formally begin the process of converting the facility into an industrial park under the BRAC statute, after the Army last week declared about two-thirds of the installation surplus. The Dec. 20 Federal Register notice means that other federal agencies, including other DOD components, had no interest in acquiring portions of about 16,000 acres on the 23,000-acre site …

Park Service Reviewing Proposals to Use Housing at New Jersey’s Fort Hancock

  • December 18, 2013
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The National Park Service is reviewing dozens of proposals for reusing 17 historic officers’ quarters and 18 other buildings at the former Fort Hancock located off the coast of New Jersey. In addition to the two-and three-story historic homes that remain at the installation the Army shuttered in 1974, the site at Sandy Hook includes barracks, mess halls, a bakery and mule stables. The park service set Monday as the deadline to submit proposals to lease the buildings for up to 60 years in exchange for upgrading and maintaining them …

Fort Monroe Master Plan Gains Governor’s Approval

  • December 17, 2013
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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) last week approved Fort Monroe’s master plan, conferring several authorities to the Fort Monroe Authority, including the ability to sell homes and other property it now owns at the historic post located on the Virginia shore of the Chesapeake Bay. David Brown, executive vice president at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, praised the master plan for helping steer the redevelopment project toward economic self-sufficiency while allowing it to share “a key chapter in our nation’s history …

Pueblo Depot LRA Readies for Greater Responsibility

  • December 11, 2013
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The LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colo., is making plans for a brighter future when it assumes control of about two-thirds of the facility over the next several years and the Army completes its chemical weapons disposal mission. “This is just the first step in starting, or really restarting the BRAC process,” Russ DeSalvo, the LRA’s executive director, told the Pueblo Chieftain. “The Department of Defense is working with us, and it will be a two- or three-year process to vet the property …

Willow Grove LRA Prepares for Next Steps in Redevelopment

  • December 8, 2013
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The LRA for the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove is eager to move ahead with the redevelopment process as several milestones approach. The Navy is expected to release shortly the environmental impact statement for the property located outside of Philadelphia. “I’m still hoping this month,” Horsham LRA Executive Director Mike McGee told the Hatboro-Horsham Patch. “We certainly want to know what they say about our plan …

LRA Expects to Complete Deal Soon to Transfer Ft. Gillem

  • December 5, 2013
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The Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority expects to complete the purchase of the former Army post located outside of Atlanta by the end of February. “We will be closing on the property between Jan. 24 and Feb. 26,” LRA Executive Director Fred Bryant said during a recent meeting of the authority. “The Army will not move the date,” he said …

Winning Developer Refines Master Plan for Connecticut Engine Plant

  • December 3, 2013
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The development team about to purchase the former Stratford Army Engine Plant continues to update its master plan for the site, as it prepares to close the sale of the 77-acre property located at the mouth of the Housatonic River in Connecticut. An executive with Sedgwick Partners, one of the three companies that make up the Point Stratford Renewal LLC partnership, told the Stratford Star the team is beginning to talk with potential businesses interested in the property, including restaurants, hotels, retailers, professional services firms, multifamily housing builders and educational institutions …

FAA Accepting Applications for Military Airport Program

  • December 2, 2013
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Former military airfields and joint use airports have almost two months to apply to participate in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Military Airport Program (MAP), a valuable source of funding for capital improvements. The fiscal 2014 MAP has eight slots available for new participants or existing participants eligible for redesignation. None of the open slots, however, are available for general aviation airports, according to the Dec. 2 Federal Register notice …

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