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Posts Tagged ‘local redevelopment authority’

Questions Remain following Army’s Decision to Transfer Ft. Monroe Property

  • April 15, 2013
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Plenty of questions remain for the Fort Monroe Authority after the Army last month unexpectedly said it was ready to transfer 313 acres of the historic post located on the Virginia shore of the Chesapeake Bay to the LRA. For one, what will happen if the governor’s office does not accept the parcel from the Army? The attorney general’s office is reviewing the Army’s quitclaim deed …

Ft. Monmouth LRA Outlines Homeless Accommodations

  • April 9, 2013
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Housing projects to assist the homeless at the former Fort Monmouth, N.J., are expected to cost more than $10 million, according to the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority. The four projects include the reuse of two existing buildings and 40 single-family housing units, and the construction of a new emergency shelter. The projects include: 180 Turning Lives Around, a non-profit that provides housing, counseling and court assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse …

Turbulence Frequently Unavoidable in Base Redevelopment

  • April 4, 2013
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Two decades after it closed, the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C., is a thriving mixed-use redevelopment, featuring a town center, a variety of housing types, a technology and aerospace business park, and a commercial and general aviation airport. Other air bases closed around the same time have had varying degrees of success, however, reports the Sun News in a multi-part series marking the 20-year anniversary of the base’s closure. The former Pease AFB, near Portsmouth, N.H., has experienced similar growth to the reuse project at Myrtle Beach AFB …

LRA to Add Housing at Devens

  • April 1, 2013
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MassDevelopment is looking for a developer to build housing on a 70-acre site at the former Fort Devens located outside of Boston. The agency expects 120 units to be constructed, with 25 percent reserved for low- and moderate-income residents. Allowed uses include single-, two- and multi-family housing, along with elder housing, nursing homes and municipal uses, reported the Boston Business Journal. Last year, residents from the towns of Harvard and Ayer rejected a developer’s plan to turn former barracks at another site at the 4,400-acre redevelopment project into 246 units of affordable housing for seniors and veterans. Devens hosts 99 businesses, nonprofits and governmental entities that employ more than 3,200 workers, according to the Journal.

Reuse at Myrtle Beach AFB: The Long Road to Success

  • April 1, 2013
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On the 20-year anniversary of the closure of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C., the Sun News recounts the numerous difficulties facing local officials trying to redevelop the 3,937-acre installation. Today, the former base is the home of a variety of uses, highlighted by the Market Common, a town center with upscale shops and restaurants, and neighborhoods with more than 1,200 homes that follow the principles of New Urbanism. The project also features new general aviation and commercial airport terminals, and a technology and aerospace business park …

Army’s Sudden Transfer of Ft. Monroe Property Alarms LRA

  • March 31, 2013
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The Army unexpectedly transferred 313 acres at the former Fort Monroe on Thursday to the site’s LRA, leaving a series of unanswered questions regarding the ongoing environmental cleanup, the border of the property reverting to Virginia and other matters. The Army and state officials had been discussing for more than a year the terms of how the Army would transfer the portion of the 570-acre post slated to revert to the commonwealth. The negotiations were intended to resolve who is responsible for the cleanup, long-term building maintenance, and the transfer of utilities and roads, reported the Daily Press …

Horsham LRA to Serve as Master Developer for Willow Grove Redevelopment

  • March 25, 2013
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The LRA for the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove intends to act as master developer for the 862-acre property, and now is preparing an application for an economic development conveyance to obtain the entire site. The LRA’s consultant, Matrix Design Group, is working on the project’s business plan, which it plans to complete later this year. The Navy and the Horsham LRA likely won’t complete negotiations over an EDC before March 2014 …

Negotiations to Purchase Stratford Army Plant Continue

  • March 24, 2013
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Discussions between the Army and Point Stratford Renewal over the purchase of the former Stratford Army Engine Plant in Connecticut still have not been completed, more than six months after the federal government selected the Connecticut-based development team. The developer has agreed to assume responsibility for cleaning up the 77-acre site but wants the Army to clean up the mudflats along the Housatonic River. The Army is discussing the issue with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection …

Master Developer Competition for Walter Reed Draws Healthy Response

  • March 24, 2013
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Nine teams are competing to be named the master developer for the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Upper Northwest Washington, District officials announced last week. The robust level of interest comes as much-needed relief for the city, after it received a total of only three responses to a pair of other projects recently …

Cleanup at NAS South Weymouth Advances toward Finish Line

  • March 19, 2013
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The Navy is still cleaning up the former Naval Air Station South Weymouth 16 years after the installation located outside of Boston closed, but officials believe the effort could be completed in about three years. So far, the Navy has spent $66 million on the effort and it estimates finishing the job will require an additional $25 million, reported the Boston Globe. While remediation could be completed in 2016, monitoring will be required at some sites for decades …

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