Fort Ord Reuse Plan and EIR

This precedent-setting base reuse plan received the 1997 APA National Award for Comprehensive Planning in a Small Jurisdiction. Fort Ord was President Clinton’s national model for base reuse. The plan addressed the design, policy, financial, and environmental challenges of converting the 28,000-acre military base, much of it spanning the boundaries of three local jurisdictions, for civilian uses. The program provides for:

  • California State University at Monterey Bay;

  • University of California Monterey Bay

  • Science and Technology Center;

  • Monterey Peninsula College;

  • Several new mixed use, transit-oriented villages;

  • A municipal airport, two existing golf courses, planned resorts, housing and a veterans cemetery;

  • A beach front state park;

  • Several thousand acres of habitat management lands; and

  • Public services, financing, and implementation.

EMC Planning Group analyzed and prepared land use and urban design policies to be consistent with local jurisdiction planning documents. EMC Planning Group wrote a local jurisdiction/reuse agency process, CEQA compliance documents, and shepherded the plan to its approval by the Fort Ord Reuse Authority.