• Regional Urban Design Guidelines

    Regional Urban Design Guidelines

    FORA is undertaking the development of new regional urban design guidelines. Learn more and get involved.

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  • Fort Ord Dunes Beach


    to the natural beauty of the former Fort Ord in Monterey County, California.

  • FORA Office in Marina

    Fort Ord Reuse Authority

    We are the regional planning authority working to implement the Fort Ord Reuse Plan.

  • Economy


    Implementation of the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan is laying the groundwork for sustainable development.

  • CSUMB Library


    The former Fort Ord is the regional center of a growing world-class educational community.

  • Fort Ord lands


    Conserving ecological resources of the former base is a main tenet of the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan.

  • The Three E's: Economy, Education, Environment

    Economy, Education & Environment

    Designation of the Fort Ord National Monument embodies the spirit of collaboration at the former Fort Ord.

Upcoming Events

• Please join CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa for the 2014-2015 President’s Speaker Series “America Fast Forward? Demographic Shifts, Economic Challenges, and the Future of California” Featuring Dr. Manuel Pastor Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Held Friday, January 30, 2015 3:30 P.M. at  CSUMB World Theater. Reception immediately after presentation.

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Contribute to the Regional Urban Design guideline (RUDG) development for the former Fort Ord. The RUDG will inform standards for road design, setbacks, building height, landscaping, signage, and other matters of visual importance. Join nationally renowned town planning firm, Dover, Kohl & Partners, to convey community preferences and help craft the guidelines. Design Workshops held February 2-11.

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2015 Monterey/San Benito County Homeless Census: January 2015 the Monterey/San Benito County Continuum of Care volunteers and Service Provides will participate in the National Point in Time Count of People Experiencing Homelessness. The biannual count is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive funding for homeless funding. Click on the link to find out how you can volunteer or otherwise assist in this important  effort.

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Visit our Calendar of Events page for all events.

Media Releases

Public Workshops to Help Shape Future Fort Ord - FORA has retained a nationally renowned town planning firm, Dover, Kohl & Partners, to guide the public involvement process and produce draft guidelines. Public input will help assure the guidelines reflect community preferences..

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Fort Ord Trails Symposium - The public is encouraged to attend an exciting symposium providing opportunity to learn about and help plan the future of this region's economic vitality by connecting outdoor recreation, regional trail systems and transit alternatives as part of reuse of the former Fort Ord area.

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Executive Officer's Message

Executive Officer, Michael Houlemard

The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA), created by the California State Legislature in 1994, oversees and facilitates former Fort Ord conversion from military to civilian activities to support local and regional communities. Central to conversion is local jurisdiction-based economic recovery, educational reuse, and environmental protection and conservation–the three “Es.

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