• 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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  • 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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  • 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

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

Q: What is the "Fort Ord Reuse Authority" and what is its purpose?

A: The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) is responsible for the oversight of Monterey Bay area economic recovery from the closure and reuse planning of the former Fort Ord military base. The former Fort Ord is located on the California coastline near the Monterey Peninsula consisting of 45 square miles/28,000 acres.

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Fort Ord in the News

UC MBEST West Campus
State approves $12.4M for Monterey County transportation projects

The California Transportation Commission approved $12.4 million in matching funds for two Monterey County projects, the Transportation Agency for Monterey County announced Thursday. The Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway will receive $10.3 million, while the Safe Routes to School Education Program will receive $2.1 million from the state.

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Media Release

media release


Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) has been engaged in the massive undertaking of removing former military structures on former Fort Ord for over two decades. These structures often contain hazardous materials such as lead based paint, asbestos, and other health-threatening contaminants that add considerable cost to removing and demolishing these buildings.

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