|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:17:06 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Brunswick Naval Air Station (ME) housing|
Agency bidding to buy housing used by BNASThe goal is to control the impact on the area's real estate market as the Navy base closes down.
By EDWARD D. MURPHY Portland Press Herald (ME) February 27, 2009The agency that's overseeing redevelopment of the soon-to-be-closed Brunswick Naval Air Station wants to buy some of the base's housing stock.
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority put in a bid for 702 housing units owned by a company that provides base housing in a program with the Navy. Balfour Beatty Communities owns the homes on land that is leased from the Navy.
Steve Levesque, the authority's executive director, said his agency wants some control over what's done with the housing and is concerned that a private buyer could end up depressing rents or housing values in the area.
"The uncontrolled allocation of those housing units in the marketplace will have a detrimental effect on housing values in the community," Levesque said. "We want to manage the disposition of it."
... For the entire article, see http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=241887&ac=PHnws -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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