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Posts Tagged ‘local redevelopment authority’

Navy Transfers East Bank Portion of Support Activity to New Orleans

  • October 8, 2013
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The Navy on Friday transferred the portion of the Naval Support Activity site on the east bank of the Mississippi River to the city of New Orleans. The 25-acre facility, located in Bywater, was slated to be turned over through a no-cost economic development conveyance, reported the Times-Picayune. The Navy shuttered it two years ago after it was designated for closure during the 2005 BRAC round. The city plans to convert the site, which includes three large buildings with a total of 1.5 million square feet of space, into a resiliency center, a hub for disaster relief agencies to deliver services and supplies during a catastrophe. City officials still are working out a partnership agreement with the master developer, EMDRC Partners, according to the story.

Rantoul’s Recovery Rests on Revitalizing Chanute AFB

  • October 2, 2013
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The closure of Chanute Air Force Base 20 years ago devastated the central Illinois community of Rantoul, resulting in a long-term economic decline that the village is still trying to climb out of. Two decades later, Rantoul still suffers from poverty, a struggling business community, a poor housing market and underused infrastructure, reports the Rantoul Press. But, while local officials acknowledge the community’s slow recovery from Chanute’s closure, they also point to early signs of a turnaround, an effort which will rely on revitalizing the former installation …

Navy Expected to Hand over East Bank Site in New Orleans Shortly

  • September 25, 2013
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Two years after the Navy shuttered the east bank portion of Naval Support Activity New Orleans, local officials say the city is on the verge of gaining control of the 25-acre site. The two parties are in the “final stages” of negotiations over transfer of the site in Bywater, said Cedric Grant, deputy mayor of New Orleans. The Navy would hand it over at no cost …

Willow Grove Redevelopment Slowed after Navy Delays Impact Study

  • September 18, 2013
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The LRA for the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove may be forced to push back its target for submitting its economic development conveyance (EDC) application after the Navy acknowledged the environmental impact statement (EIS) it is preparing for the installation’s disposal has been delayed. The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority had been planning to submit the application to the Navy to obtain the property’s 862 acres by the end of the calendar year but now it may not be ready until early in 2014 …

Plans Advance to Turn Ft. Monroe into Monument, Commercial Property

  • September 16, 2013
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Twin planning efforts to turn the former Fort Monroe into a unit of the National Park Service and a mixed-use campus are expected to come to fruition shortly. Next week, the Fort Monroe Authority’s planning advisory group will review a draft master plan for the historic post located on the Virginia shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The document will outline a plan to preserve the property’s character, chronicle the site’s history and help make its operation economically sustainable …

First Homes under Way at Hunters Point

  • September 9, 2013
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More than two months after the former Hunters Point Shipyard hosted a historic groundbreaking, construction of 88 new homes on an initial 25-acre site in the southeast corner of San Francisco is moving ahead. “There’s nothing legal hanging over the project and it’s fully entitled, so now it’s full steam ahead,” said Wells Lawson, the city’s project manager …

Cleanup Will ‘Absolutely Not’ Delay Former Fort Gillem Development, LRA Promises

  • September 8, 2013
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Contaminated groundwater will not hinder redevelopment plans at the former Fort Gillem, LRA leaders continue to assure Forest Park, Ga., residents, announcing at a recent community meeting that a company may bring 900 jobs to the site. “Are there environmental issues? Yes, on every former U.S. base, there are environmental issues.”…

Aircraft Repair Firm to Relocate to Brunswick Landing

  • September 4, 2013
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The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) has landed a new tenant that is expected to bolster the LRA’s plans to convert the former Naval Air Station Brunswick into a high-tech campus focusing on aviation, renewable energy and advanced composites. Tempus Jets will lease nearly 35,000 square feet of hangar and office space to move its aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business from Newport News, Va., to Brunswick Executive Airport, the firm announced Wednesday …

Residents Offer Reuse Ideas for Ft. Ritchie

  • August 20, 2013
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The former Fort Ritchie, located in Maryland just south of the Pennsylvania border, should be converted into a mixed-use development with job-generating commercial space, along with retail and housing, according to a survey of local residents conducted by the Herald-Mail. At a public meeting held earlier this month, residents learned the results of a study of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the reuse of the 591-acre property. Lack of outstanding debt, appropriate zoning, and community and political support were cited as strengths …

Bayonne City Council Assumes Responsibility for Reuse at Ocean Terminal

  • August 19, 2013
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The Bayonne (N.J.) City Council will take over responsibility for redeveloping the former 432-acre Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne, after voting last week to dissolve the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority. The council had introduced the resolution earlier, but it needed the approval of the New Jersey Local Finance Board before the dissolution could become final, reported the Jersey Journal. The council also voted to issue a $75 million bond to pay off the LRA’s outstanding debt …

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