|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||2 Nov 2007 23:08:13 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] NASA Research Park at Moffett Field|
Military Base Reuse: How Moffett Field became NASA Research ParkNASA Research Park's success demonstrates the advantages of locating at a converted military base, as well as the challenges inherent in such sites.
By David L. R. Shiver, Principal, Bay Area Economics Business Facilities October, 2007Among the 97 major military bases closed by the Department of Defense over the past 15 years, the 1,200-acre former Naval air station Moffett Field, located in California's Silicon Valley, stands out as a unique example of an effective military base reutilization.
Moffett Field was established by the U.S. Navy in 1933 to house the USS Macon, a 785-foot long dirigible that provided long-range reconnaissance in support of the Pacific Fleet. It served for only eight missions before it crashed off the California coast in 1935. During World War II, the air station served as a center for lighter-than-air aircraft and later for Naval jet pilot training up until its closure in 1994.
In a federal-to-federal agency transfer, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Ames Research Center assumed management of the adjacent Moffett Airfield facility, and operated Moffett as a closed federal enclave with other federal tenants for several years.
... For the entire article, see http://www.businessfacilities.com/bf_07_10_cover1a.php See also the article in the November 2, 2007 Mountain View Voice: http://www.mv-voice.com/index.paper.php. -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 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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