• 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.

  • Transition Planning

    FORA Transition Planning

    The 2018 Transition Plan contains a detailed assignment of obligations, liabilities, and assets and include a plan for completing the required work for the region.

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  • 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

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

FAQs
Q: Is there a Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ord?

A: Funding efforts enabled the California Department of Veteran Affairs to start California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery (CCCVC) construction fall of 2015. On October 11, 2016, the long-awaited Opening Ceremony was held, which included the memorial service and inurnment of Major William Williams U.S. Army. Expansion and Phase II are expected to include 11,500 gravesites over a 20-year build out.

Location and mailing address: 2900 Parker Flats Road, Seaside, CA 93955. A detailed map and directions can be found HERE. For more information and how to contribute much-needed funds: https://ccvcf.org/

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Fort Ord in the News

Transfer of cleared Fort Ord land
FORA anticipates summer transfer of cleared Fort Ord land to jurisdictions

Monterey Herald: The Fort Ord Reuse Authority anticipates that by this summer the remainder of all 3,337 acres of Army land that has received munitions clearance will be transferred to select jurisdictions, capping work started in 2007. But they are offering no guarantees. “… the transfer process depends on actions by the United States Army, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Toxic Substance Control and are not under FORA’s control,” said Stan Cook, FORA senior program manager.

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Media Release

media release

BUILDING REMOVAL IN SEASIDE SURPLUS II ALMOST COMPLETE THANKS TO FORA

Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) has been engaged in the massive undertaking of removing former military structures on former Fort Ord for over two decades. These structures often contain hazardous materials such as lead based paint, asbestos, and other health-threatening contaminants that add considerable cost to removing and demolishing these buildings.

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