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Educational Segment for KAZU Radio

Aired 19. February 2005

New Development on the Former Fort Ord: Marina's University Villages - II

This is Carrie Mann with Sustainable Perspectives on the former Fort Ord.

Last week we talked about the city of Marina's new development called the University Villages.
This development will be essentially a whole new town adjacent to the new California State University Monterey Bay campus on the former Fort Ord. University Villages will be part of the city of Marina and will incorporate residential with commercial retail and business park space, as well as two hotels, a conference center, an Arts District and a park system.

Here are some of the specifics:

o The University Villages design plans for 1,237 living units including 108 rental units.

o Up to 30% of the residences are planned to have some level of affordability.

o They plan 750,000 square feet of commercial space, and the same amount of business park space.

o There are two hotels planned with a combined total of 500 hotel rooms.

o The development is estimated to bring 3,700 jobs to the area as well as sales, property and hotel tax revenues for the city of Marina.

The design also integrates many aspects of sustainability such as walkability, energy efficient appliances and native vegetation.

You can learn more about University Villages on our website at

This is Carrie Mann of the Sustainable Base Reuse Institute for KAZU 90.3 fm.


last updated: February 2005

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