• 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

    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

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 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.

“Affordable” housing is defined as persons in an income range of 0-120% (very low, low and moderate) of the median income (in Monterey County). “Workforce” housing is defined as persons in an income category of 121-180% of the median income level (in Monterey County).  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


FORA BUILDING REMOVAL KICKOFF EVENT SEPTEMBER 5, 11 A.M. - SEASIDE SURPLUS II

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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