Request for Proposals for Water Augmentation Alternatives Study
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) is the managing agency in a three-party planning process including Marina Coast Water District (MCWD) and Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) to identify water augmentation solutions from which the FORA Board may select and MCWD may implement.
FORA is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to perform a Water Augmentation alternatives study to MCWD’s secondary component of the Regional Urban Water Augmentation Project (RUWAP) and to recommend alternatives to meet the area’s economic, energy usage, and environmental needs. Submittal deadline is 12:00pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
One day conference featuring: Top California Decision Makers in Government and the Hospitality Private Sector with the Former President of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres and Top Costa Rican Tourism Officials and Private Hospitality Operators and Developers Conversations about: Building the Monterey Bay Hospitality Development Model: Best Practices and Successful Cases The Costa Rican Sustainable Hospitality Development Model: Best Practices and Successful Cases The Way Forward: Leveraging the Public-Private Partnership Model Co-Organized by Sustainable Hospitality Management Program of CSU, Monterey Bay and Americas Educational Programs - Costa Rican Sustainable Hospitality Program Sponsored by College of Business of CSU, Monterey Bay, Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Intercontinental The Clement. Monterey Bay Aquarium. Registration Opening in January.REGISTER NOW!
Guided Bus Tour of Fort Ord - Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
The FORA ESCA RP will be participating in the Army's Open House and Bus Tour and we invite all of our friends to join us. On Saturday, February 25, 2017 we will be discussing the latest status of the ESCA properties, where we are on property transfer, and what documents are on the horizon. Please come out and say hello and take the opportunity to take a guided tour of both ESCA and Army cleanup sites. The Open House runs from 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM and the first Bus Tour departs promptly at 10 AM with a second tour scheduled for 11:45 AM. For further logistical details including location and directions please visit the following website: http://fortordcleanup.com/archives/2017/significant-outreach-activities-scheduled-for-2015/
CSUMB Master Plan Public Draft Review
Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is seeking community feedback by reviewing and providing comments on the public Draft 2016 Master Plan document. The review period is one month from February 6th - March 6th, 2017.
Registration for the 2017 Challenge is now open and Startup Challenge Monterey Bay has a new website! Developed in partnership with FORA Economic Development staff, the new Startup Challenge website offers a refreshed, mobile-friendly user interface, comprehensive startup event listings, event registration links, startup resources, profiles and links of past finalists, and mentors among other features.
Help us spread the word for this year’s Challenge by linking the new Startup Challenge website to your organization website, including mention in any outgoing newsletters, and including links and mentions on social media. Help us grow the Monterey Bay entrepreneurship ecosystem!
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) and the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) completed a regional coworking space market feasibility report to better understand local market readiness to support investment in coworking facilities.
Results of this study suggest an unmet demand for new coworking spaces in the study area. Neighboring communities with similar demographics have a proliferation of coworking spaces, while the study area has few. Among other indicators, new community development as part of the civilian reuse of the former Fort Ord continues to gain momentum. Seventy percent of survey respondents in this study indicated a desire to use coworking facilities. These trends indicate an existing current demand and growing future demand for coworking spaces. Early market actors could take advantage of the current market and service provision imbalance.
City of Seaside & Monterey County Oak Woodlands Conservation Planning website is live: http://oakwoodlands.org
This is the public participation hub in this collaboration to set aside oak woodlands in former Fort Ord development parcels, in a regionally mindful way that benefits the species, while laying the groundwork for mitigation to allow for increased economic vitality.