• Plan for Regional Park at Concord Site Takes Shape0

    A 2,600-acre park at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station in northern California would include a 24-mile network of paved and natural surface trails, preserve wildlife habitat and provide multiple opportunities to learn about the installation’s past, under a proposed plan for the regional park. Concord Hills Regional Park — which will include grasslands, wildflower fields, rolling hills, oak trees and wetlands — is one component of the larger reuse plan the city of Concord adopted for the inland portion of the weapons station. Residents stressed the need for trails, passive recreation opportunities, resource conservation, wildlife protection and habitat restoration during two public workshops held last year …

  • PuebloPlex Board Approves Reuse Plan for Colorado Depot

    PuebloPlex Board Approves Reuse Plan for Colorado Depot0

    The LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot last week approved a redevelopment plan for 15,850 surplus acres at the central Colorado site, paving the way for the Army to begin transferring property at the depot. PuebloPlex, the state agency established in 1994 to redevelop the facility, is aiming to receive about 5,400 acres in the next year. That tract sits in the center of the depot and contains 620 storage igloos and most of the rail lines, reported the Pueblo Chieftain. The LRA now splits the revenue it generates from leasing 255 of the igloos with the Army since it is leasing them under a master lease, said Russell DeSalvo III, the authority’s CEO and president …

  • Pueblo Chemical Depot Reuse Plan Focuses on Manufacturing, Logistics, Storage

    Pueblo Chemical Depot Reuse Plan Focuses on Manufacturing, Logistics, Storage0

    Almost half of the 15,850 acres the LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot is responsible for developing would be devoted to industrial uses, including manufacturing, distribution and warehousing, under the draft redevelopment plan released for the central Colorado site last month. Other primary uses would include R&D, education, agricultural research, renewable energy production and open space. Industrial uses would take advantage of the depot’s central location, existing road and rail networks, and its 600-plus storage igloos. “This is where the fun part begins,” PuebloPlex CEO and President Russell DeSalvo said at a public meeting. “This has the potential over time to expand our real estate base, our economy and our property tax base …

  • Colorado LRA Narrows List of Consultants to Prepare Reuse Plan0

    The LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot has selected three nationally known firms as finalists to craft a reuse plan for the Colorado site. The finalists are: Burns & McDonnell; Matrix Design Group; and Weston Solutions. The contract with PuebloPlex will call for the winning firm to assess the infrastructure on 16,000 acres of the 23,000-acre property that was declared surplus in 2013. The firm also would perform an economic analysis of Pueblo County, identify available buildings and provide a market analysis to determine how much the assets are worth. The LRA plans to interview each consultant teams on Jan. 29, with a final selection scheduled for Jan. 30, reported the Pueblo Chieftain. The Army will retain control of about 7,000 acres at the depot until it finishes destroying mustard-agent weapons that have been stored there for about 60 years.

  • Pueblo Chemical Depot LRA Seeks Firm to Prepare Reuse, Homeless Assistance Plans0

    The Pueblo (Colo.) Depot Activity Development Authority, now known as PuebloPlex, will issue a request for proposals for redevelopment planning services on Monday. As part of its duties under the Redevelopment Act for surplus property at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, PuebloPlex is seeking qualified organizations through an RFP for contractual consultant services to complete its redevelopment plan and homeless assistance submission …

  • Mayor Loses Election following Campaign Focused on Ft. Monmouth Redevelopment0

    In a tight election requiring officials to count provisional ballots, the Monmouth County Clerk’s office determined on Monday that Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo lost his bid for re-election to his Republican challenger. The campaign focused on the redevelopment of the former Fort Monmouth on New Jersey’s Atlantic coast, with winning candidate Dennis Connelly criticizing both the plan and pace of redevelopment, reported NJ.com. Tarantolo is a member of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority board …