• Health Care Nonprofit Expresses Interest in Vacant Navy Facility in West Virginia0

    A child welfare and behavioral health care organization says it is interested in acquiring a recently shuttered communications facility run by the Navy in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. Kansas-based KVC Health Systems is proposing to turn the 122-acre campus at the former Navy Information Operations Command Sugar Grove into a skills training college for young adults transitioning out of foster care. “KVC is still enthusiastic about [Sugar Grove’s] potential for research [and], more importantly, its positive impact on youth,” said KVC spokeswoman Jenny Kutz, reported the Washington Times. “We will continue to partner closely with community and state leadership to move this vision to reality …

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  • Greater Water Rights Needed, Umatilla LRA Tells Army0

    The latest obstacle in negotiations over the transfer of the former Umatilla Chemical Depot in northern Oregon is the question of how much of the site’s water rights will be handed over to the Columbia Development Authority. The LRA had hoped to receive about 50 percent of the site’s water capacity, but the Army has proposed allowing it to use only two wells, totaling about 25 percent of the site’s water capacity, reported the East Oregonian. “That is not going to get us where we want to be,” Greg Smith, the LRA’s executive director, said at meeting of the authority’s board. Smith recounted that he told the Army the offer of two wells would not be sufficient to justify accepting the site …

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  • Air Force Hands over Final Early Transfer Parcel at McClellan AFB0

    The Air Force last month transferred 183 acres at the former McClellan Air Force Base outside of Sacramento, Calif., the last of four conveyances conducted via early transfer. Sacramento County will in turn transfer the property to McClellan Business Park, the former installation’s master developer. The developer has been cleaning up contaminated sites at the 3,450-acre installation under the early transfer process since 2007. Under the program, the Air Force transfers property and the responsibility to clean it up to the developer, along with funding to complete the remediation …

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  • Concord Finds New Redevelopment Director0

    Concord officials have selected Guy Bjerke, a former mayor of the city, to succeed Michael Wright to spearhead the redevelopment of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, located in the East Bay region in northern California. Wright is retiring after serving as executive director of the redevelopment project for more than nine years. However, he will continue as an independent consultant for the next several months, according to a press release from the city. Wright will focus on completing the selection of a master developer for the project and finishing property transfer negotiations with the Navy …

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  • Virginia to Hand over Acreage for Ft. Monroe Monument to Park Service0

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Tuesday is expected to transfer the state’s portion of the property that makes up Fort Monroe National Monument to the National Park Service. The transfer will include 112 acres of the North Beach area on the historic post, located on the Virginia shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Parade Grounds, Old Quarters 1, Lee’s Quarters and Engineer’s Quarters, reported the Daily Press. The properties are a portion of the entire monument which was established by President Obama four years ago. The monument includes parts of the moat, stone casemate, parade grounds inside the moat and a 235-acre swath of the North Beach area …

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  • 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 …

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