|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||26 Aug 2007 08:29:44 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] Norton Air Force Bse (CA) reuse|
San Bernardino's base redevelopment efforts take circuitous path By JOSH BROWN Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA) August 25, 2007Two decades ago, Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino was the center of a vibrant military community, pumping millions of dollars into the region each year through more than 10,000 jobs.
But in 1988, the base -- named for a young pilot who perished in World War II -- was slated for closure, sending the city into an economic downward spiral from which it has yet to fully recover.
"When the base closed, there was a tremendous exodus of good, stable people," said San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris. "In their place came a lot people from the margins."
...Officials have struggled for more than a decade to revive the city and former base property from a state of economic malaise. They have had some success. In the past five years, more than 2,000 jobs have come to the base through redevelopment projects spearheaded by Hillwood Development Corp.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_nortonmain26.2037459.html -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Installation_Reuse_Forum mailing list Installation_Reuse_Forum@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/installation_reuse_forum
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