• 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.

Executive Officer's Message

Executive Officer, Michael Houlemard

The 2015-2016 Fiscal Year has proven to be the most active yet in FORA history and has been quite memorable with respect to several key program elements. FORA is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the CA Central Coast Veteran’s Cemetery, the William F. Gourley Department of Defense/Veterans Administration Medical Clinic...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the main economic barriers to reuse?
A: Delay and restrictions are probably the most important and costly factors affecting reuse of the former Fort Ord. There is a high demand and short supply of housing and new jobs in the Monterey Bay area. The housing need affects all income ranges. Over the past two decades, housing prices rose steadily before dropping as a result of the recession. Nonetheless, prices still exceed the ability of numerous people to afford homes.

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