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Encroachment issues around many military installations across the nation have become a concern for military officials and local planners. To date, incompatible land uses between the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB) and the nearby military installations have been limited. However, rapid growth in the borough and a number of development projects may lead to future encroachment issues. This study examines potential issues and provides an implementation strategy to promote compatible land use.

Community Profile: Newport Chemical Depot, Indiana

The Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority (NeCDRA) was established pursuant to Indiana law to guide the County’s efforts to respond to the announced closure of the Newport Chemical Depot (NECDorDepot) by the U.S. Department of Defense. The enabling legislation authorizes an LRA to plan and implement the reuse of closed military facilities. Thus, NeCDRA is both the planning and implementation authority. The legislation grants NeDCRA the authority to incur debt and to acquire, hold, sell, and develop the surplus military property.

Community Profile: Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois

In 2008, the Bi-State Regional Commission served as grant applicant and recipient for the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA )Community Economic Diversification Planning Program relative to the Base Realignment and
Closure (BRAC) action at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island County, Illinois. Bi-State serves as the Region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Economic Development District Organization

Community Profile: Umatilla Chemical Depot, Oregon

UMADRA was established in 1996 under a state law covering intergovernmental cooperation and agreements and recognized by the State of Oregon through Revised Statute 190. Although it was not formally recognized by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) until January 2009, the 14 member board has been involved with planning for the future use of Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) since the facility was first placed on the 1988 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list.

Community Profile: Lone Star Ammunition Plant, Red River Army Depot, Watts-Guillot U.S. Army Reserve Center, Texas

The Red River Redevelopment Authority (RRRA) was established in 1998 as a Special Purpose District in the State of Texas to address the implementation of BRAC real property actions, associated with the 1995 realignment of RRAD (765 acres). The RRRA was named the planning and implementing LRA for the BRAC 2005 properties in Bowie County, which include: complete closure of Lone Star AAP (15,600 acres); further realignment of RRRAD (3,800 acres); and consolidation of the Watts-Guillot USARC (located in metropolitan Texarkana) into a new Joint Reserve Center Facility on RRAD.

Community Profile: Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, Kansas

The Local Redevelopment Planning Authority (LRPA) was formalized by the Labette County Commission in October
2005 following five months of a volunteer group working with the Army. The LRPA was comprised of city and county
officials, as well as community leaders. This body hired an executive director, who then hired an office manager and
deputy director.

Community Profile: Fort Monroe, Virginia

FMFADA is an instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its 18 member Board of Directors includes five appointees from the Governor’s Cabinet – the Departments of Administration, Natural Resources, Commerce and Trade, and Finance, as well as the Assistant to the Governor for Commonwealth Preparedness. The Governor also appoints two professional experts. The General Assembly appoints four members of the Board, and the Hampton City Council appoints seven citizen members. The Executive Committee has five members chosen from the Board.

Community Profile: Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

FMERPA (or the Authority) was created under state statute in April 2006.

Community Profile: Fort McPherson, Georgia

The McPherson Planning Local Redevelopment Authority (MPLRA), Inc. (a nonprofit corporation) was formed to reduce the burden on government and promote the public welfare by assuming – on behalf of the Cities of Atlanta and East Point and Fulton County, Georgia – the responsibility and authority for planning the reuse and economic development of the real estate and other assets presently comprising Fort McPherson, Georgia. The MPLRA consists of voting members representing the City of Atlanta (five); the City of East Point (three); Fulton County (two); and the State of Georgia (one).

Community Profile: Fort Lawton Army Reserve Complex, Washington

In June 2006, Mayor Greg Nickels submitted a resolution to the Seattle City Council, which was approved, requesting that the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) recognize the City as the LRA. Along with an extensive public process and direct ongoing involvement with the Seattle King County Committee to End Homelessness, as well as individual homeless housing/services providers, the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) was an LRA stakeholder, later determined to be the City preferred master developer for the site.


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