Segment for KAZU Radio
Aired 26. March 2005
New Development on the Former Fort Ord: Upcoming Projects
I'm Carrie Mann.
There are many projects well underway on the former Fort Ord. The City
of Marina will build a "University Village" development adjacent
to the existing California State University Monterey Bay campus. There
already exists a converted airport used by the City of Marina. Adjacent
to that is the University of California's Monterey Bay Education, Science
and Technology facility or MBEST Center. UC will also manage some land
adjacent to the airport to be part of the green corridor, and will develop
another plot as their own 'urban village' development.
Seaside will have a golf resort with a hotel and housing, and a commercial
retail development at the former "Main Entrance" of the Fort.
And the County of Monterey will develop the East Garrison. In addition,
the County will build a veteran's cemetery, and an Olympic-caliber equestrian
The Bureau of Land Management in addition, will manage about 13,000 acres
of land on the south side of Fort Ord that will remain recreational open
There are several independent projects as well. There are already facilities
managed by Goodwill, a Veteran's Transition Center, and various transitional
housing projects. The existing FBI Training Facility will be taken over
by Monterey Peninsula College to become an Emergency Response Training
Center. And the Chartwell School (now in Seaside) will be building their
new green campus soon at the site of the old Officer's Club.
Learn more on the Sustainable Base Reuse Institute website at basereuse.org.
For KAZU, I'm Carrie Mann.