• 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

    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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  • 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.

Fort Ord in the News

KSBW: Abandoned Fort Ord buildings will finally be demolished
Senior Planner, Jonathan Brinkman discusses building removal activities

The removal of 17 buildings in Seaside begins this summer, funded by proceeds from land sales. There are 300 buildings remaining to be removed, between Seaside, Marina, and County land. FORA plans to pay for that using property tax financing, more land sales proceeds and potential grants. The price tag for the total tear-down is almost $49M.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Did You Know?
Q: What is planned for reuse of the former Fort Ord area?

A: Planned Redevelopment Land Use:

  • Open Space/Recreational: 69%
  • Maritime Industrial: 10%
  • Residential: 8%
  • Educational: 6%
  • Commercial: 4%
  • Reserved for Federal Use: 3%
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Media Release

Fort Ord Reuse Authority Receives $6.8M for Munitions Obligations

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced today that Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) will receive a $6.8M Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement (ESCA) amendment from the U.S. Army (Army) to pay for munitions removal reporting and related long-term stewardship. The ESCA amendment will fund administrative and regulatory oversight costs for 2 years and Army post-transfer munitions obligations through 2028.

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