• FORA board member agencies

    Welcome...

    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

    Economy

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

  • CSUMB campus

    Education

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

  • Fort Ord lands

    Environment

    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

The 2015-2016 Fiscal Year has proven to be the most active yet in FORA history and has been quite memorable with respect to several key program elements. FORA is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the CA Central Coast Veteran’s Cemetery, the William F. Gourley Department of Defense/Veterans Administration Medical Clinic...

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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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