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Posts Tagged ‘local redevelopment authority’

State Officials Find Additional Radioactive Contamination on Treasure Island

  • November 13, 2013
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Californian health investigators earlier this year discovered radioactive shards near apartment buildings on Treasure Island, raising new concerns about the threat posed by historical activities at the former Navy base located in San Francisco Bay. In an internal memo from earlier this year, state health officials warned there still might be dangerous radioactive waste on the island where children could come into contact with it, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. As of 2011, 575 shards had been unearthed …

Hill Staff Learn about LRA Challenges, Potential Legislative Solutions

  • November 13, 2013
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Two new pieces of legislation designed to aid the revitalization of closed military bases would help BRAC communities cope with a long-term decline in federal support for base redevelopment. At a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday, hosted by the House Defense Communities Caucus, representatives from the offices of Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) discussed changes to two existing tools for fostering redevelopment — the New Markets Tax Credit and the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program — to benefit closure communities …

Army Inks Deal to Sell Connecticut Engine Plant

  • November 7, 2013
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The Army last week signed a deal to sell the 77-acre Stratford Army Engine Plant to a team of Connecticut developers, likely bringing to a close a 15-plus-year odyssey by the federal government to dispose of the plant located at the mouth of the Housatonic River. The sales agreement outlines the two parties’ responsibilities for cleaning up the heavily contaminated site, addressing the government’s most difficult hurdle in turning over the property …

At Groundbreaking, City Looks to Transform Oakland Army Base

  • November 5, 2013
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The city of Oakland formally broke ground last week on a $500 billion project to turn the former Oakland Army Base into a logistics and warehousing hub, a major stride toward replacing many of the jobs lost following the installation’s 1999 closure. The Global Trade and Logistics Center, located adjacent to San Francisco Bay, will add 1 million square feet of new warehouse space for the Port of Oakland in an effort to increase its competitiveness. The space will reduce the need to transport goods from the port to storage facilities across the city, as well as cut down on truck emissions …

D.C. Taps Hines-led Partnership to Oversee Walter Reed Reuse

  • November 5, 2013
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District of Columbia officials have tapped a team led by Houston-bases Hines International to convert the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center into a mixed-use campus featuring a town center. The Parks at Walter Reed plan proposed by Hines, along with Urban Atlantic and Triden Development, calls for 2,097 residential units, a mix of townhomes, duplexes and apartments, 250,000 square feet of retail and 20 acres of open space …

South Sound Military & Communities Partnership Seeks Proposals for Joint Land Use Study

  • October 31, 2013
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The South Sound Military & Communities Partnership (SSMCP) at the City of Lakewood is seeking proposals for professional services to assist the region with the launching of a Joint Land Use Study for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington…

Congressional Staff Briefed on Shared Services

  • October 31, 2013
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Senior DOD officials, House Armed Services Committee staff and community experts briefed Capitol Hill staff Wednesday on the new authority allowing installations and their host communities to share base support services through intergovernmental agreements…

New Bill Would Offer Tax Credits for BRAC-Impacted Communities

  • October 31, 2013
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U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) has introduced the New Markets Tax Credit Military Installation Act of 2013 to authorize up to $100 million per year for distressed communities that have had military installations closed or realigned. This legislation, which Thompson introduced Wednesday…

Surrounding Communities Still Struggle 20 Years after Chanute Closure

  • October 30, 2013
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Despite initial setbacks in redeveloping the former Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul has witnessed incredible commercial business development in the past five years, but the closure continues to ripple through the surrounding communities…

Work Begins to Woo Seniors to Former Fort McClellan

  • October 29, 2013
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Construction of an assisted living facility on the grounds of the former Fort McClellan began on Thursday. According to the Anniston Star, a vacant building at McClellan will be renovated to house the facility. The facility will feature 60 beds and will have many amenities to draw seniors to the area, including a golf course, and an aquatic and fitness center…

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