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Posts Tagged ‘BRAC’

Groups Continue Negotiations over Managing Federal City Project

  • September 28, 2012
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The New Orleans Federal Alliance and the Algiers Development District so far have been unable to reach an agreement over jointly managing the Federal City project, a public-private development located at the former Naval Support Activity New Orleans. On Monday, the Algiers board agreed to send NOFA a new version of a proposed cooperative endeavor agreement for overseeing the mixed-used development anchored by the 29-acre Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans …

Brunswick LRA Sells Navy Hotel, Housing

  • September 27, 2012
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The LRA for the former Brunswick Naval Air Station this week approved the sale of a 248-room hotel and 190 housing units for $6 million to the developer that previously purchased 700 units of former base housing. Affordable Midcoast Housing will use the buildings to house Navy personnel assigned to shipbuilder Bath Iron Works. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority originally had planned to turn the base hotel into a conference center, but a recent analysis concluded that Maine’s Midcoast region could not support a new conference center or hotel …

Pa. Launches Panel to Defend Bases from Cuts, BRAC

  • September 26, 2012
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A new state commission in Pennsylvania is tasked with protecting the state’s military installations from budget cuts and future rounds of BRAC.

“This panel will monitor federal activities that might affect these bases and work to protect our citizens from the needless loss of important jobs,” Gov. Tom Corbett said in a press release when he created the commission by executive order…

Combined Medical Headquarters Opens, Completing Last BRAC Recommendation

  • September 25, 2012
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Officials from each of the services’ medical organizations hailed the opening of a new consolidated headquarters in Northern Virginia last week, predicting the new facility would usher in a new era in military medicine by strengthening ties between the services and allowing for joint decision making. The Sept. 18 ribbon-cutting ceremony also marked the completion of the last major BRAC recommendation from the 2005 round. The consolidation of medical command headquarters in the Washington, D.C., area was one of two major recommendations that DOD had not finished implementing as of late last year …

California Designates Planning Office as DOD Liaison

  • September 24, 2012
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A new California law is expected to bolster the state’s effort to shape impending decisions in Washington regarding the defense budget. Under a bill California Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week, the governor’s office of planning and research will serve as the state’s liaison to the Pentagon. Local officials and business leaders in San Diego had pushed for the measure as DOD begins to slash spending and consider a future BRAC round …

Horsham LRA Needs Consultant to Assist with EDC Application

  • September 20, 2012
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The newly created Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to assist it in preparing an economic development conveyance application for the approximately 862 acres of surplus property at the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Pa. Guidelines detailing form and content requirements for the proposal can be requested by contacting Colleen Wilson at cwilson@horsham.org …

Court Ruling Favors Alameda over Lawsuit from Master Developer

  • September 20, 2012
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A federal judge this week dismissed a claim by the former master developer of Naval Air Station Alameda for $17 million in out-of-pocket costs, limiting SunCal Companies’ claim to return of its $1 million dollar deposit. SunCal sued Alameda two years ago claiming the city failed to act in good faith after it ended exclusive negotiations with the firm over development at Alameda Point …

Joint-Use Airports Lead New Selections to FAA’s Military Airport Program

  • September 19, 2012
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The Federal Aviation Administration last week selected six new airports to participate in the 2012 Military Airport Program, including three joint-use airports. The joint-use airports selected are: Northwest Florida Regional Airport at Eglin Air Force Base, Valparaiso, Fla.; Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport, Wichita Falls, Texas; and March Inland Port/March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, Calif. The other airports selected are located at former military bases: Griffiss International (Griffiss AFB), Rome, N.Y.; Castle Airport (Castle AFB), Merced County, Calif.; and Kalaeloa Airport/John Rodgers Field (Naval Air Station Barbers Point), Kapolei, Hawaii.

Growth at Ft. Bragg Overwhelms Neighboring County

  • September 16, 2012
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Harnett County, N.C., which lies on Fort Bragg’s northeastern border, is struggling to accommodate 776 new students this school year, with overcrowding school buses presenting the biggest problem. The county school system has capped enrollment at a high school close to the post when it became swamped with unexpected students after the new school year started, reported WTVD-TV. New students now are being sent to another county high school …

Irvine Mulls Developer’s Offer to Build Orange County Great Park

  • September 14, 2012
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FivePoint Communities, the developer of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, is offering to contribute an additional $631 million to the city of Irvine’s effort to build the Orange County Great Park in Southern California in an attempt to bolster prospects for the housing and commercial development it plans to build there. Under the offer from FivePoint — a spinoff of Lennar Corp., which bought El Toro for $650 million in 2005 — the city would receive $211 million upfront and about $430 million over 30 years …

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