• 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 Part 2

    Economic Development Progress and Opportunities.

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  • 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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  • 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.

Executive Officer's Message

Executive Officer, Michael Houlemard

This past year, the Fort Ord Reuse Authority proudly asserts progress on most fronts. Notably, our munitions remediation, building removal, housing starts, jobs growth, veteran support/job/health programs, veterans cemetery expansion, and commercial services have all moved ahead. Our region has also seen new projects emerge in the opening of a new hotel in Marina and Fire Station No. 7 in East Garrison. At the same time, the Habitat Conservation Planning struggles under the weight, breadth and bureaucracy of US and State permitting processes, and the Oak Woodlands planning process on behalf of Seaside and the County has been slower than anticipated

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Frequently Asked Questions

Did You Know? 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. In addition, a Regional Trails Blueprint characterizing a cross-jurisdictional trails plan to link the National Marine Sanctuary, the State Park and National Monument through the emerging new housing and CSUMB campus was approved by the FORA Board of Directors.  Read More FAQs →

Fort Ord in the News

Building Removal Kickoff Event at Surplus II, Seaside
Monterey Herald: Demolition of Fort Ord buildings to make way for proposed Seaside Campus Town development

The wheels of progress continue to grind their way through land that was once an Army base as the Fort Ord Reuse Authority began the demolition process for removal of the first 10 of 27 buildings within Seaside’s Surplus II area Wednesday, making way for the city’s proposed Campus Town development project.

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Media Release


An event signaling continuation of building and blight removal in reuse of former Fort Ord will take place Wednesday, September 5, at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Seaside Maintenance and Operations (Building 4550) located at 205 Colonel Durham Road. The public is invited to attend.

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