• Redevelopment of East Bank Site in New Orleans Founders

    Redevelopment of East Bank Site in New Orleans Founders0

    The city of New Orleans has made little progress redeveloping the portion of the former Naval Support Activity site on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the five years since the Navy conveyed the 25-acre property, which has now fallen into disrepair. The city’s plan to convert the BRAC 2005 closure into a

  • Pueblo Chemical Depot LRA Issues RFPs for Range of Services Needed to Advance Reuse Effort

    Pueblo Chemical Depot LRA Issues RFPs for Range of Services Needed to Advance Reuse Effort0

    PuebloPlex, the local redevelopment authority for the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colo., is soliciting proposals for a range of services needed to carry out its reuse plan following the recent approval of its grant application to DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment. “We are eager to assemble a world-class consulting team to assist us in implementing our redevelopment plan. The successful redevelopment of PuebloPlex is extremely important for the economic future of southeastern Colorado,” said PuebloPlex CEO & President Russell DeSalvo, who oversees the redevelopment of Pueblo Chemical Depot. The RFP includes a master infrastructure plan and utilities privatization study, business and operations plan, and economic development conveyance application supporting the HUD-approved redevelopment plan. Additionally, PuebloPlex is seeking proposals for engineering, environmental, legal and surveying services …

  • D.C. Council Advances Measure OK’ing Walter Reed Redevelopment

    D.C. Council Advances Measure OK’ing Walter Reed Redevelopment0

    The D.C. Council on Tuesday took a preliminary step to approving legislation authorizing the District of Columbia to purchase a 66-acre portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and convert it into a mix of residential, office and retail space. A final council vote on the measure is expected March 1. The District will pay the Army $22.5 million and obtain the parcel through an economic development conveyance, under an agreement announced in November that does not include any revenue sharing. The city is expected to close on a deal with the site’s master developer — a joint venture of Hines Interests LP, Urban Atlantic and Triden — within the year …

  • Groundwater Contamination Slows Handover of NAS Willow Grove0

    Talks between the Navy and the Horsham LRA over the terms for conveying the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove most likely will not be completed until officials determine how they will clean up perfluorinated compounds discovered last year in the groundwater on and around the property located north of Philadelphia. The Navy “has been aggressively attacking the problem,” according to Michael McGee, executive director of the LRA, but the redevelopment authority still needs to revise its purchase proposal and other planning documents as a result of the contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency is considering what remedy will be required to clean up the chemicals, which were used in firefighting foams …

  • Sale of Officer Housing to Result in Ft. Monmouth’s First Residential Project0

    The LRA for the former Fort Monmouth last month approved the sale of 117 units of officer housing within the Fort Monmouth National Register Historic District in Oceanport, N.J., for $8.3 million, paving the way for the reuse effort’s first residential project. The officer housing is located on two parcels totaling 36.5 acres, and includes residential units in single, duplex and four-plex configurations surrounding and adjacent to the post’s parade ground. The developer’s proposal calls for 68 market-rate, for sale units north of the parade ground and 48 rental units south of the parade ground, according to a press release from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority. The South Post units would be a mix of market-rate and affordable housing rentals …

  • LRA Closes on Deal to Acquire Ft. McPherson from Army, Sell Bulk to Filmmaker0

    The Fort McPherson LRA on Friday approved the sale of about 330 acres of the 475-acre post to filmmaker Tyler Perry, before the authority closed on its agreement with the Army to acquire the post located on the southwest edge of Atlanta. The McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority now owns 145 acres at the installation free and clear and will begin crafting a redevelopment plan for the property. The authority’s plans include walkable, mixed-use development connected to two MARTA stations, a vibrant historic village, mixed-use retail development supporting Perry’s film studios, office or medical office space, and market rate multifamily developments …