• Realizing the Vision

    Highlighting 20 years of regional Fort Ord reuse progress.

  • 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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  • RUDG

    Regional Urban Design Guidelines

    Adopted on June 10, 2016, the guidelines establish standards for road design, setbacks, building height, landscaping, signage, and other matters of visual importance.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:How is the reuse of the former Fort Ord being financed?

A: Under California law, FORA and the land use jurisdictions are responsible for arranging or providing financing of base-wide costs for replacing or constructing: 1) new roads; 2) constructing reclaimed water system(s); 3) conserving selected areas for native habitat; 4) upgrading or replacing other infrastructure systems; and 5) removing/rehabilitating 1,200 former military barrack and other buildings (as required under the Base Reuse Plan, by federal law, or by agreements with the local jurisdictions).

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Annual Report FY2016-17

Veterans Clinic
Making Significant Progress

FORA released the 2016-2017 Annual Report highlighting significant reuse and recovery accomplishments including: continued building removal progress, munitions remediation, and economic recovery in veterans services, water augmentation, new business openings, trails programming and habitat restoration. Follow the link below to read the full report.

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Executive Officer's Message

Executive Officer, Michael Houlemard

FY 2016-2017 will be remembered for key advancement in the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) mission. This past year we saw building removal progress, munitions remediation, and economic recovery in veteran's services, water augmentation, and environmental conservation tied to trails programming and habitat restoration.

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Media Release

media release
FORA to Begin Building Removal at Surplus II Site in Seaside

On November 1st, the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) will begin building removal on former Fort Ord lands within the City of Seaside on Gigling Road, an area known as Surplus II. Removing buildings will make way for a development team to plan and build a new mixed-use housing and urban-amenity town center between California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the Department of Defense Center.

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