ADC will hold its first Installation Reuse Forum in October to discuss redevelopment issues affecting both active and closed installations.
Much of the three-day event, scheduled for Oct. 17-19 in Atlanta, will focus on topics common to both active and closed bases — primarily, how to return excess property and infrastructure to productive use. Communities and developers tasked with converting closed bases to residential, commercial and other uses face a unique economic development challenge — how to rejuvenate property burdened with antiquated infrastructure and contamination.
The challenge is similar for communities with active installations where services are struggling to manage the increasing volume of vacant facilities, leaving base commanders with the task of finding new uses for those properties or spending scarce resources to maintain them.
Addressing these issues will require innovative ideas that can drive new partnerships among installations, communities and developers. The Forum will focus on the variety of tools the development community can rely on as it works with the military to eliminate excess property at active installations and closed bases.
The Installation Reuse Forum replaces the Base Redevelopment Forum, which ADC held for the past three years. Look for details on the program, hotel and registration when the Installation Reuse Forum website is launched next week.