Texas Rep. Michael Cloud (R) has drafted legislation to rename Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in honor of President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30. Bush enlisted in the Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor and earned his wings at the air station in June 1943. “I can’t think of anyone that I would rather support than the 41st president of the United States, and it would be a great honor for us to do it, and for the family — I know the family would appreciate it,” Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal said last week. “I’m looking forward to helping [Cloud] do that.” The Navy’s preference is to name its bases after places rather than people, however, notes the Corpus Christi Caller Times. … The city of Concord last month released the proposed scope of the environmental analysis for the reuse plan for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station in northern California. Following a comment period, the city will prepare an environmental impact report for the project, along with a range of alternatives, according to the document. The reuse plan covers 2,327 acres and calls for the development of a series of “clustered villages” in five phases. At final buildout, the plan would encompass 13,000 housing units, 8.4 million square feet of commercial, campus and institutional space; and an emphasis on sustainable transportation options. The project, led by FivePoint Holdings, will rely on ‘smart city’ concepts such as smart parking, electric charging stations and smart street lighting.
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