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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

Process Needed to Settle Disagreements over BRAC Cleanup Requirements, DOD IG Says

  • August 6, 2013
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The Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management should establish a dispute resolution plan to settle disagreements over cleanup requirements at BRAC sites among the Army, Environmental Protection Agency, state officials and local redevelopment authorities, according to a report released Tuesday by the DOD Inspector General (IG). The recommendation stems from a review of increased costs and delays incurred in cleaning up and transferring property at three Army ammunition plants — Kansas; Lone Star, Texas; and Riverbank, Calif. — and two chemical depots — Newport, Ind., and Umatilla, Ore. — closed under BRAC 2005 …

ADC Forum to Focus on Challenges Associated with Large-Scale Redevelopment

  • August 4, 2013
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In seven weeks, ADC will hold its inaugural Base Redevelopment Forum in Portland, Maine, a three-day event designed to support the needs of economic development professionals involved in complex and large-scale redevelopment projects. The event will be far different from past ADC conferences — and not just because of its focus on redevelopment issues — but because the programming will be centered around the “tools of the trade” that redevelopment authorities need to succeed, including functional and leadership skills as well as a broader understanding of current trends …

Puerto Rican Airport Selected for FAA’s Military Airport Program

  • August 1, 2013
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José Aponte de la Torre Airport, which opened in November 2008 on the site of the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads in Puerto Rico, was selected last month by the Federal Aviation Administration for its fiscal 2013 Military Airport Program (MAP). The José Aponte de la Torre Airport, located on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico in Ceiba, is a primary commercial service, non-hub airport that is being redesignated to the program for five years. Its participation in MAP will permit the construction of a fuel farm, rehabilitation of hangar facilities, utility improvements and other conversion projects, according to an FAA fact sheet …

Liberty Station: A Mixed-Use Community Grows out of Stunning Closure Decision

  • July 29, 2013
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In the 20 years since the BRAC Commission called for the closure of Naval Training Center San Diego, the city in partnership with master developer Corky McMillin Cos. has turned the historic base into a beautiful mixed-use redevelopment complete with housing, offices, retail and open space. Several features at what is now known as Liberty Station stand out, according to a commentary in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The city conveyed some of the site back to the Navy to provide 500 units of enlisted housing. The city wanted to recognize the Navy’s legacy and the Village at NTC blends seamlessly into the rest of the project …

EDC Application for Willow Grove Property Remains on Track

  • July 25, 2013
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The LRA for the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove believes it will be able to submit its economic development conveyance application to the Navy by the end of the calendar year. Matrix Design Group, the redevelopment authority’s consultant, now is working on market analyses, and traffic and environmental studies for the site located outside of Philadelphia, reported the Hatboro-Horsham Patch. When those studies are completed, the firm will work with the LRA’s board on a business plan. The LRA plans to acquire the air station property and act as its master developer.

Developers Outline Proposals for Walter Reed Redevelopment

  • July 21, 2013
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The three teams competing to redevelop the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center unveiled their proposals Thursday for converting the 67-acre site into a mixed-use campus featuring a town center. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime, not only for the community, but for the whole city,” said Victor Hoskins, the District of Columbia’s deputy mayor for planning and economic development …

Army Shutters Deseret Chemical Depot

  • July 17, 2013
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Army officials formally closed Depot Chemical Depot last week in a ceremony that also transferred the northwestern Utah facility’s 19,000-plus acres to nearby Tooele Army Depot. Workers at Deseret, which now will be referred to as Tooele’s South Area, have been working on decommissioning the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility since the last of the facility’s inventory of the blister agent lewisite was incinerated in January 2012. That milestone represented the completion of the depot’s campaign to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons …

Competition for Walter Reed Redevelopment Narrows to Three Teams

  • July 17, 2013
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Three development teams submitted proposals to become the District of Columbia’s master developer for the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, after two of the short-listed teams dropped out. The three candidates — Forest City Washington, Roadside Development LLC, and a joint venture of Hines Interests LP and Urban Atlantic — will unveil their proposals at a public forum in Upper Northwest Washington tonight …

Residents Protest Cleanup Effort at Former Kelly AFB

  • July 17, 2013
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Residents neighboring the former Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio held a protest Saturday outside the shuttered base to demand better monitoring of the effort by the Air Force to clean up contaminants left behind after decades of industrial activity. They also protested the Air Force’s decision to shut down the restoration advisory board that oversaw the cleanup, reported the San Antonio Express-News. Residents closest to the base believe elevated rates of cancer in their neighborhood stem from the hazardous chemicals dumped at Kelly …

Army Completes Last Major Transfer at Former Kansas Ammo Plant

  • July 16, 2013
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The Army handed over 4,112 acres at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant to the facility’s munitions manufacturer, marking the next-to-last step in the lengthy process to transfer the property closed following the last round of base closures. The Army still retains a 10-acre parcel at the 13,000-plus-acre facility in southeastern Kansas which contains the former administration building. The transfer, announced by Day & Zimmermann Monday, allows the firm to continue operating at the plant in Parsons with nearly 130 employees …

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