• Transition Planning

    FORA Transition Planning Process

    The Transition Plan will contain a detailed assignment of obligations, liabilities, and assets and include a plan for completing the required work for the region.

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  • Realizing the Vision

    Highlighting 20 years of regional Fort Ord reuse progress.

  • 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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  • 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.

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

Did You Know?
Q: How is the reuse of the former Fort Ord being financed?

A: Under California law, FORA and the land use jurisdictions are responsible for arranging or providing financing of base-wide costs for replacing or constructing new roads, constructing reclaimed water system(s), conserving selected areas for native habitat, upgrading or replacing other infrastructure systems, and removing/rehabilitating 1,200 former military barrack and other buildings (as required under the Base Reuse Plan, by federal law, or by agreements with the local jurisdictions).  Read More →

Fort Ord in the News

Multi-story Permanent Veterans Housing Project Coming Together for VTC in Marina

Veterans Housing Project

With a vision for a community of rehabilitated former Army housing, new multi-story, higher-density living quarters and tiny houses interspersed between the two on land near its facilities, the Veterans Transition Center will begin to move above and beyond providing transitional housing to veterans and their families by creating permanent housing for eligible veterans.

“The project is being called ‘Lightfighter Village’ as an homage to the 7th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army — the light fighters — that was primarily based at Fort Ord,” said Ethan Daniels, EAH Housing’s senior project manager in an email.

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Media Release

Fort Ord Reuse Authority Receives $6.8M for Munitions Obligations

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced today that Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) will receive a $6.8M Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement (ESCA) amendment from the U.S. Army (Army) to pay for munitions removal reporting and related long-term stewardship. The ESCA amendment will fund administrative and regulatory oversight costs for 2 years and Army post-transfer munitions obligations through 2028.

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