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Posts Tagged ‘BRAC’

Jobs Plan for Army Base Redevelopment to Ensure Workforce from Oakland

  • November 4, 2012
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The Oakland City Council last week approved final language for an agreement with the city’s master developer for the former Oakland Army Base ensuring at least half of the estimated 2,800 construction jobs and 2,000 permanent jobs the project is expected to generate go to local residents. The project labor agreement with Prologis and California Capital & Investment Group also requires that at least 25 percent of employees used for the project be apprentice-level workers, and that all apprentices be Oakland residents …

BRAC Forum Moved to December

  • November 1, 2012
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ADC has rescheduled the Defense Policy Forum: Using BRAC Lessons Learned to Address the Resource Challenges of Today to Dec. 6 after being forced to postpone it due to Hurricane Sandy. This special event — which will be held at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C., from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. — will present the findings from the ADC 2012 Annual Conference BRAC analysis workshop, including a detailed examination of the workshop after-action report (a copy of the report will be provided at the event) …

Ft. Monmouth to Put up Out-of-State Power Workers

  • November 1, 2012
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Utility workers from around the nation coming to assist recovery efforts in New Jersey will be staying at the former Fort Monmouth, which is located close by many of the beachfront communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to build temporary housing at the closed Army post to accommodate the influx of workers, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday …

Report Outlines Challenges ahead for Florida’s Installations

  • October 31, 2012
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A strategic plan released this week by the Florida Defense Support Task Force recommends a multitude of goals the state should strive to achieve, including addressing encroachment, supporting DOD’s efforts to conserve energy and shift energy use toward renewable sources, improving transportation access, and strengthening its support for military families and veterans. The 991-page report, produced by the Spectrum Group, was launched last year to help the state cope with potential consolidation and realignment actions stemming from the Pentagon’s need to help reduce the federal deficit …

D.C. Visit Buoys Colorado Springs Leaders

  • October 25, 2012
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Community leaders from Colorado Springs returned from their annual trip to Washington, D.C., with a better understanding of the key threats the region faces as it strives to preserve the region’s military presence. “We’ve been told the Air Force wants to close and realign bases. That could be a problem,” one local businessman told the Colorado Springs Business Journal …

Residents Approve Land Purchase to Protect Groton Sub Base

  • October 24, 2012
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The town of Ledyard, Conn., on Wednesday approved the purchase of 20 acres of property adjacent to Naval Submarine Base New London in an effort to protect the installation in a future BRAC round. The town received a $167,500 grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development for the purchase to expand the size of the buffer around the submarine base, reported the Day. The state and the town will maintain the tract as open space. “Anything that we can do to make the base a little less subject to being closed is a good thing,” said Ledyard resident and former mayor Fred Allyn.

California Panel Approves Exchange Agreement for Alameda Point

  • October 23, 2012
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The California State Lands Commission last week approved an exchange agreement for Naval Air Station Alameda, helping pave the way for redevelopment of the parcel now known as Alameda Point. The deal call for lands along the waterfront to be placed in the public trust, a first step toward opening public access to the waterfront and attracting maritime commerce. Interior lands under the agreement will be removed from the public trust and allowed to be developed …

Ft. McPherson LRA Needs Development, Operations Director

  • October 17, 2012
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The McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Georgia, is seeking qualified candidates for the director of development and operations. The director of development and operations will be responsible for project planning, development, construction, maintenance and management of facilities and infrastructure, and will perform other selective administrative functions …

Implementation LRA Assumes Control of NAS Willow Grove Redevelopment

  • October 15, 2012
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The Horsham Town Council last week terminated the local redevelopment authority that led the effort to forge a reuse plan for the 861-acre former Naval Air Station Willow Grove. The council earlier created a successor to carry out the reuse plan, the Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority. Four of the five members on the new LRA previously served on the original authority …

Developers, Retailers, Universities Eye Walter Reed Property

  • October 15, 2012
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As the District of Columbia prepares to search for a master developer for the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a variety of national grocers and other retailers are considering locating there. The site’s reuse plan calls for a town center to satisfy the Upper Northwest Washington neighborhood’s need for more retail options. The 66.6 acres of the property available for local reuse will feature 3.1 million square feet of development, including 212,000 square feet of retail ….

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