• FORA board member agencies


    to the natural beauty of the former Fort Ord in Monterey County, California. Learn more about FORA and its member agencies.

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  • RUDG

    Regional Urban Design Guidelines

    Adopted on June 10, 2016, the guidelines establish standards for road design, setbacks, building height, landscaping, signage, and other matters of visual importance.

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  • FORA Office in Marina

    Fort Ord Reuse Authority

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

  • Economy


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

  • CSUMB campus


    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.

Media Release

FORA Economic Development Program Extended

Following the success of an initial 2-year trial, the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (“FORA”) Board unanimously extended funding for it’s Economic Development Program on May 12, 2017. Funding supports staff resources, and regional economic development agencies including the California State University Monterey Bay (“CSUMB”) Startup Challenge, the Small Business Development Center (“SBDC”), and the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (“MBEP”), among others. Josh Metz will continue to lead the program and is responsible for developing and sustaining economic development strategies: building on regional economic strengths; engaging with regional partners and stakeholders; developing and maintaining information resources; pursuing new and retaining existing businesses; and measuring and reporting progress to the FORA Board.

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Fort Ord in the News

California Coastal Commission approves Ford Ord campgrounds and seawall reconstruction

On July 12, the first day of its monthly meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a proposal to develop a campground at Fort Ord Dunes State Park in Marina. The plan includes sites for both tent and RV camping, as well as various public amenities for both daytime and overnight guests, including a campfire center. Commissioners are meeting at California State University Monterey Bay until Friday, July 14.

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Executive Officer's Message

Executive Officer, Michael Houlemard

FY 2016-2017 will be remembered for key advancement in the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) mission. This past year we saw building removal progress, munitions remediation, and economic recovery in veteran's services, water augmentation, and environmental conservation tied to trails programming and habitat restoration.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much of the former Fort Ord is dedicated to recreation and open space?

A: To date, 69% of the 27,827 total acreages are dedicated to recreational/open space. 973 acres were used to create the Fort Ord Dunes State Park and 14,658 acres were dedicated by President Obama for the Fort Ord National Monument.

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