Accession Number : ADA260674


Title :   The Redevelopment of the Charlestown Navy Yard: A Model for the Military Base Closure Process


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE


Personal Author(s) : Calisti, Scott P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260674.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 84


Abstract : The purpose of this research is to examine the redevelopment of the Charlestown Navy Yard as an example of the successful reutilization of a surplus military installation. The central role of the Boston Redevelopment Authority as the coordinator of a diverse group of federal, state, and local agencies and private developers is outlined as the basis for a proposed revision of the process by which surplus military installations are currently converted to civilian use. This revised process calls for the employment of a Redevelopment Coordinator early in the decommissioning process to serve as a mediator between the military service involved and the local community. The Redevelopment Coordinator is responsible for developing a reuse plan for the surplus installation which meets the needs of both the local community and the vacating military service. This plan insures that the redevelopment of the installation is expedited in the shortest period of time possible, and that the negative economic effect of the installation's closure on the local community is minimized. Mediation of the turnover process by a third party limits factious competition between rival redevelopment initiatives in the private sector, and benefits the military service by presenting a reasonable alternative to political interests which may otherwise unnecessarily impede the redevelopment process.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , *BASE CLOSURES , *INSTALLATION RESTORATION , *SHIPYARDS , *COMMUNITY RELATIONS , CONVERSION , COMPETITION , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , CIVILIAN POPULATION , HISTORIC SITES , MEDIATION , TIMELINESS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , DISPOSAL , HISTORY , THESES , COMMUNITIES , EMPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE