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The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) has identified Catellus Development Corporation as the master developer for the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base (NAS-JRB) Willow Grove. The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) Board directed its … Continue reading
The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) has taken the next step in the long process of acquiring the surplus property at the NAS-JRB Willow Grove. At its January 15, 2014 meeting, the HLRA Board voted to submit an Economic Development … Continue reading
The Horsham Township Authority for NAS-JRB Willow Grove (HLRA) has completed making final revisions to the Redevelopment Plan and Homeless Assistance Submission for NAS-JRB Willow Grove. Please use the links below to view the documents. NAS-JRB Redevelopment Plan The Redevelopment … Continue reading
The Horsham Township Authority for NAS-JRB Willow Grove (HLRA) is seeking public comment on the draft Redevelopment Plan and Homeless Assistance Submission pertaining to the redevelopment of NAS-JRB Willow Grove. The draft Redevelopment Plan and Homeless Assistance Submission will be … Continue reading
More than 550 residents tried their hand at planning the future of NAS-JRB Willow Grove air base on Friday, June 10, 2011. The community came out in a mass Friday afternoon and evening during two separate but identical three-hour planning … Continue reading
For those that would like to have input on what reuse plan takes place at the Navy Base, it is VERY important to show up and participate at the next few HLRA (Horsham Land Reuse Authority) meetings. The next meeting is Wed, April 20th at the Community center behind the township building. There will only be a few meetings that will determine the eventual outcome so we need to make sure we participate. Continue reading
Who wants land
List of applicants who submitted requests for land at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station as a “public benefit conveyance,” which could be acquired for free or at a greatly reduced price:
16 applications were filed for free or reduced land at the closing Willow Grove Naval Air Station.
Among them were the Bucks County Airport Authority, which wants 681 of the available 892 acres, and Montgomery County, which requested up to 540 acres in a separate, but similar, application.
Both plans propose to keep the 8,000-foot runway – the largest in the region outside Philadelphia International Airport – open for a general use, private airfield and corporate center.
Neither plan suggested turning the airfield into a commercial or cargo airfield with scheduled flights.
But should either proposal be approved, it will leave only a couple of hundred acres left for the township and its reuse authority to develop into taxpaying properties.
Environmental issues should help to drive the reuse plan Base should be able to be a key location to manage storm water for the township Possible alternate energy generation Take a look at the base for alternate Energy Generation. The … Continue reading
Press the township to put announcements on all electronic signs (township) Township newsletter is not published often enough. History of the “Impact Aid” dollar amount to the township What is the capacity of the school district in its present condition? … Continue reading