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Posts Tagged ‘property disposal’

Navy Closes in on Final Transfer of Roosevelt Roads to Puerto Rico

  • January 7, 2013
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The Navy last month conveyed two parcels totaling 2,036 acres at the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico via an economic development conveyance, marking the final property transfer at the base located on the island’s eastern tip. The Navy had conducted public auctions for those parcels on two previous occasions, but neither attempt resulted in a suitable bid …

Ft. Monmouth LRA Accelerates Sale of Housing Parcel

  • December 16, 2012
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The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority is selling two residential parcels that could be used for permanent housing by residents who lost their homes in Hurricane Sandy and no longer want to live in a floodplain. Local officials believe the former Army post in coastal New Jersey, which did not experience flooding in the October storm, may be attractive to homeowners who don’t want to pay higher insurance rates or live in an area that is vulnerable to flooding …

Newly Discovered Contamination Closes Bike Park at Former Orlando Base

  • November 14, 2012
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The Navy continues to test soil in one portion of the former Naval Training Center Orlando to determine the boundaries of newly discovered contamination. The Navy expects to finish removing contaminated soil within a year after it completes testing, reported the Orlando Sentinel. For residents, the discovery is setting back plans to open Orlando’s first mountain bike park. It also is proving frustrating as the Navy already has ripped up parts of the bike track built by volunteers in its search for contamination. The Navy previously performed an extensive cleanup of the tract before turning it over to the city for use as a park in 2009.

GSA Pushing Excess Properties to Market

  • November 12, 2012
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The General Services Administration is bolstering efforts to auction unneeded federal properties as part of a push to identify and dispose of surplus facilities. GSA is working with other agencies to accelerate the process of preparing unneeded properties for sale and moving them to market, reported Federal Times. Last year the agency sold 79 properties for $37 million, and this year it plans to surpass that pace …

California Panel Approves Exchange Agreement for Alameda Point

  • October 23, 2012
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The California State Lands Commission last week approved an exchange agreement for Naval Air Station Alameda, helping pave the way for redevelopment of the parcel now known as Alameda Point. The deal call for lands along the waterfront to be placed in the public trust, a first step toward opening public access to the waterfront and attracting maritime commerce. Interior lands under the agreement will be removed from the public trust and allowed to be developed …

Badger Ammo Plant Finding New Uses

  • October 22, 2012
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While cleanup of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Baraboo, Wis., continues, many portions of the 7,354-acre property are moving toward their planned reuses. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will receive 3,800 acres for the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area. The agency now is in the middle of a planning process to determine what activities will be allowed on the tract. The plan is expected to be completed in early 2014 …

GSA Enters Sales Agreement with Consortium for Stratford Army Plant

  • October 16, 2012
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Next month the federal government will find out if its latest attempt to dispose of the former Stratford Army Engine Plant in Connecticut is successful. Point Stratford Renewal, a joint effort of at least three Connecticut firms, has until Nov. 6 to execute the purchase agreement it reached with the General Services Administration in August, reported the Connecticut Post. The team reportedly will develop the 77-acre site for light industrial use …

Kansas Ammo Plant LRA Looks ahead to Vibrant Industrial Park

  • October 4, 2012
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The Great Plains Development Authority next week will hold a formal ceremony celebrating the transfer of much of the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant and marking the beginning of the LRA’s effort to attract economic activity to the Great Plains Industrial Park. “Now the exciting part starts,” said the authority’s executive director, Dan Goddard, reported the Salina Journal. “Actually, most of the work is ahead of us …

Plattsburgh Redevelopment Nearing End Zone after Conveyance Completion

  • September 26, 2012
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The Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corp. is “at the 3-yard line,” President and CEO Bruce Steadman told its board of directors this week, according to the Press-Republican newspaper.

The Air Force last week officially transferred to Clinton County, N.Y., the final parcel of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base…

After Seven Years, LRA for Kansas Ammo Plant Signs Deed for Final Transfer

  • August 16, 2012
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The Great Plains Development Authority on Wednesday signed the deed to take possession of 6,116 acres at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, marking the official start of the effort for Labette County in southeast Kansas to convert the facility into the Great Plains Industrial Park. The LRA obtained the parcel under an economic development conveyance, which calls for the authority to make an upfront payment of $49,999 to the Army. The LRA will pay the balance of the $3.5 million purchase price over a period of 10 years through a revenue-sharing agreement with the Army …

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