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Posts Tagged ‘enhanced use leasing’

Air Force Taps EDF for Solar Project at Travis AFB

  • September 16, 2012
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The Air Force and EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, have begun negotiations to lease 195 acres at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., for solar energy development, following the company’s selection as the highest-ranked offeror for an enhanced use leasing project, officials announced last week. The project calls for San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy, the U.S. subsidiary of EDF-Energies Nouvelles, to develop up to 27 megawatts of solar power capacity at the northern California base. “The Travis project is one of several renewable energy EULs in development that will help the Air Force meet its energy goals, and provide power for local community use,” said Kathleen Ferguson, deputy assistant secretary for installations.

Navy Cancels Saufley Field EUL

  • September 13, 2012
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The Navy has terminated ongoing negotiations with a developer over an enhanced use lease that would have turned 104 acres at Saufley Field into a research/business park due to the cost of moving several facilities to nearby Naval Air Station Pensacola on the Florida Panhandle. The Navy would need to move three commands at Saufley, an effort which would require costly renovation of buildings at the naval air station, for the effort to go ahead …

Los Angeles VA Campus Profits from Leases to Unrelated Tenants

  • September 11, 2012
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The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in west Los Angeles has generated at least $28 million in rental income over the last dozen years from a variety of enterprises unrelated to helping veterans, including a baseball stadium for UCLA and a laundry facility for Marriott Hotels, reports NPR. The 400-acre medical center is able to skirt legislation preventing it from leasing property by “sharing” it, according to NPR, which estimated its rental income could be even higher than $40 million …

EUL at Aberdeen Proving Ground Approaches 12 Completed Buildings

  • August 22, 2012
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St. John Properties expects to have completed 12 office and R&D buildings at Aberdeen Proving Ground early next year, after breaking ground on two new office buildings at its Government and Technology Enterprise (GATE) project. At that point, the Baltimore-based developer will have constructed more than 640,000 square feet of space in the past three years at the 416-acre enhanced use leasing project …

EUL Program Helps Air Force Cope with Budget Cuts

  • August 7, 2012
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While relying on the enhanced use leasing program to generate much-needed revenue during a period of austere budgeting, the Air Force has learned a handful of lessons about extracting maximum value from its property holdings, according to a commentary by Brian Brown, chief of the strategic asset utilization division at the Air Force Real Property Agency, in Federal Times. “We challenge every process assumption, every requirement, every ‘way we’ve always done it’ approach” to move projects to market more quickly, Brown writes …

Plan to Develop Parcel at Saufley Field under EUL Program Runs into Hurdle

  • July 30, 2012
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The Navy’s plans for a developer to turn 104 acres at Saufley Field into a research/business park under the enhanced use leasing program appears to be stopped in its tracks due to the cost of moving several facilities to nearby Naval Air Station Pensacola on the Florida Panhandle. The Navy had selected DCK Worldwide to develop the parcel, but as the two parties began negotiating a development plan, the project ran into problems, reported the Pensacola News Journal …

Wood Waste to Provide Power for Holloman AFB through EUL Project

  • July 5, 2012
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The Air Force has selected New Generation Biomass, a Chicago-based developer of renewable and biomass energy facilities, to construct a 20-megawatt biomass/waste-to-energy facility at Holloman AFB, N.M. The enhanced use leasing project will cover 80 acres and burn wood from forest thinning, landfills, orchard pruning, sawmill residue, used pallets and other sources to generate energy …

Solar Project at Edwards AFB Not Being Held up by Dispute with BLM

  • July 4, 2012
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An Air Force plan to lease 3,300 acres at Edwards AFB, Calif., to a developer to build a 440-megawatt solar field is not being slowed due to a dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over how to split revenues coming to the federal government from the enhanced use leasing project, as previously asserted in DC 360. The June 12 story cited an earlier Federal Times article, which claimed that BLM owned the land slated to be used for the project. And because the Air Force no longer planned to use the property for military purposes, the civilian agency believed the land should be returned …

Will Developer of EUL Project at Eglin AFB Pay Property Taxes?

  • June 24, 2012
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Officials in Okaloosa County, Fla., are wondering whether the developer of a hotel complex on land owned by Eglin Air Force Base will be required to pay property taxes. The Emerald Breeze Resort Group signed a 50-year deal with the Air Force under the enhanced use leasing program to build and manage a resort on Okaloosa Island located on Florida’s Gulf coast. During a county commission meeting last month, the developer and the Air Force said the tax question was not yet settled …

An Unsolicited Proposal Can Be Decent

  • June 13, 2012
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Attorneys for the Army and Air Force warned contractors that if they reveal a novel or innovative idea for an energy project during a casual sit-down with officials, they may not be able to keep it a secret. “If you come in with a really great idea,” said Karen White, an attorney with the Air Force Legal Operations Agency, the Air Force may “use it as the basis for an RFP …

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