The Navy plans to turn over about 1,500 acres at Naval Air Station Brunswick between June and November, a timeline that means more than two-thirds of the 3,200-acre installation would be conveyed the same year that it closes.
The property — which includes much of the base housing, portions of the airfield that have not yet been conveyed and the base golf course — will have been cleaned up sufficiently to meet environmental requirements, reports the Times Record. The Navy previously transferred 715 acres of runways, hangars and other facilities at the installation to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to establish a general aviation airport. The air station is scheduled to close May 31.
The redevelopment authority also is engaged in discussions with the Navy over the terms of an economic development conveyance for parcels that are not conveyed via public benefit conveyances.