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Residents Protest Cleanup Effort at Former Kelly AFB

  • July 17, 2013
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Residents neighboring the former Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio held a protest Saturday outside the shuttered base to demand better monitoring of the effort by the Air Force to clean up contaminants left behind after decades of industrial activity. They also protested the Air Force’s decision to shut down the restoration advisory board that oversaw the cleanup, reported the San Antonio Express-News. Residents closest to the base believe elevated rates of cancer in their neighborhood stem from the hazardous chemicals dumped at Kelly …

Army Completes Last Major Transfer at Former Kansas Ammo Plant

  • July 16, 2013
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The Army handed over 4,112 acres at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant to the facility’s munitions manufacturer, marking the next-to-last step in the lengthy process to transfer the property closed following the last round of base closures. The Army still retains a 10-acre parcel at the 13,000-plus-acre facility in southeastern Kansas which contains the former administration building. The transfer, announced by Day & Zimmermann Monday, allows the firm to continue operating at the plant in Parsons with nearly 130 employees …

Village Considers Reuse Options for Former Illinois Air Base

  • July 14, 2013
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The village of Rantoul is considering a variety of alternatives for redeveloping the former Chanute Air Force Base, Ill., with agriculture playing a large role in several possibilities. One option is a food hub for both producers and consumers of fresh produce, offering a single site for production, aggregation, distribution and marketing, reported the News-Gazette. Such a hub would be a boon to small producers by introducing them to new markets …

Historic Groundbreaking for Massive Reuse Project at Hunters Point

  • July 14, 2013
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Decades after it closed, the former Hunters Point Shipyard hosted a groundbreaking for the first phase of an $8 billion, 750-acre development last month. The development in the southeast corner of San Francisco is being led by Lennar Urban and calls for more than 12,000 residential units along with a mixed-use community of parks, retail, entertainment, office and R&D space. Construction of 247 market rate and affordable homes will be completed next year. The first phase is slated to have a total of 1,400 residential units, with almost one-third qualifying as affordable …

LRA, LNR Look to Lure Commercial Development to Southfield

  • July 2, 2013
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Slow progress in attracting commercial development at Southfield, the reuse project at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, has prompted the base’s LRA to commission a study of the commercial market along Massachusetts’ South Shore. “I realize that’s the master developer’s responsibility, but because of the importance of attracting commercial development, we felt it was important for Tri-Town to take the lead …

Brunswick LRA Promotes Economic Development through Loan Fund

  • June 24, 2013
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The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority doubled the size of a loan fund it created to help prospective and current tenants at Brunswick Landing and Topsham Commerce Park improve existing facilities and to support their working capital needs, the LRA announced last week. The authority’s partnership with a community bank based in Maine will allow it to leverage its own funds to lend up to $1 million to tenants at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick …

City Council Votes to Dissolve Bayonne LRA

  • June 23, 2013
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The Bayonne (N.J.) City Council last week voted to abolish the city authority responsible for realizing an ambitious plan to turn the former 432-acre Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne into an upscale, mixed-use development. The Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority’s mission had been greatly scaled back since the city sold a large chunk of the one-mile-long strip of land jutting into New York Harbor to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey …

Air Force Returns Onizuka AFS to Local, Federal Users

  • June 12, 2013
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The Air Force has finished the disposal of the former Onizuka Air Force Station in northern California, transferring a total of 19 acres to the city of Sunnyvale, a community college and the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center announced last week. The VA obtained facilities on a 4.4-acre tract it plans to use for a research laboratory. The agency paid the Air Force $6.5 million. Foothill-De Anza Community College plans to build a regional education facility on a 9.2-acre site it received through a public benefit conveyance sponsored by the Education Department …

LRA Positions Chemical Depot Site, Indiana Community for Successful Recovery

  • June 11, 2013
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Reuse efforts at the former Newport Chemical Depot are well underway despite the three-year wait planning officials in west central Indiana were forced to endure until the destruction of the nerve agent VX stored there was completed in 2008. DOD did not give the community the green light to start planning for the facility’s redevelopment until later that year, but since then the local redevelopment authority has moved quickly to recover from the loss of 690 jobs and $40 million in annual purchasing after the facility closed …

LRA Readies for Transfer of Property at Umatilla Chemical Depot

  • June 9, 2013
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Transfer of 9,462 acres at the former Umatilla Chemical Depot in northern Oregon could take place next year and, in the meantime, the Umatilla Army Depot Reuse Authority is working on transforming itself into an implementation LRA. The parcel most likely will be transferred via a no-cost economic development conveyance, Don Chance, the LRA’s project manager told the East Oregonian. About 3,000 acres would be used for industrial development …

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