|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 2 Apr 2013 07:49:05 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Once feared, redevelopment of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base [SC] has been resounding success"|
Once feared, redevelopment of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base has been
By David Wren Myrtle Beach Sun-News (SC) March 30, 2013MYRTLE BEACH - The federal government’s report had an ominous sounding name - "Socioeconomic Impact Analysis Study."
Its conclusions appeared to be just as ominous: the loss of nearly 5,100 jobs; as many as 1,500 homes dumped on the resale market; a 15 percent drop in students attending local schools; unemployment rates topping 20 percent; and an economic loss topping $91 million from payrolls, taxes and other revenues as soon as the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base shut down its operations.
Just as foreboding to many Myrtle Beach area residents was the sense of losing a longtime friend.
"You could never find a better neighbor than the Air Force, it was a great community," said John Maxwell, a former Myrtle Beach city councilman who helped lead efforts to redevelop the base after its March 31, 1993 closure.
Now, 20 years later, the 3,937-acre former base has been transformed into a model for how closed military facilities can be revitalized to serve their communities.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/03/30/3409955/once-feared- redevelopment-of-myrtle.html
-- 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 _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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