• 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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  • 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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  • 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

Q: How many housing units on Fort Ord will be "affordable" to the local workforce?

A: There are many housing projects planned for the former Fort Ord. In most cases, California redevelopment law requires that 15% of the units built be affordable, and an overall total of 20% has been adopted by the land use jurisdictions that will receive land on the former Fort Ord. It is currently expected that over 20% of the units on Fort Ord will be below market price.

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Fort Ord in the News

UC MBEST West Campus
Monterey Herald: Bay Area firm in escrow to buy UC MBEST West Campus in Marina

MARINA – The West Campus of UC MBEST (University of California Monterey Bay Education Science and Technology) Center is in escrow and is expected to be in the hands of a new owner within the first half of next year.

The 49.6-acre West Campus property, made up of three lots, was offered for public auction in a sealed-bid sale earlier this year and sold for $4.25 million.

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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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