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Environmental Assessment Addressing Privatization of Military Family Housing at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota

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Consistent with the USAF Housing Privatization Program, the AMC proposes to convey MFH units, grant leases of land, and transfer responsibility for providing housing at Grand Forks AFB to a private developer the Project Owner PO. The transition period would begin upon completion of contractual matters initiating the Proposed Action and would last for up to 6 years. During the transition period, the number of available MFH units at Grand Forks AFB would be gradually reduced from 833 to 547 units, but at no time would there be fewer than 547 units available. At all times during the transition period, sufficient numbers of units for all eligible pay grades would be maintained. Specific transactions that would occur between Grand Forks AFB and the PO as part of the Proposed Action are as follows Grand Forks AFB would convey 833 MFH units to the PO. Grand Forks AFB would grant 50-year leases for two parcels of land Parcel 1 325.44 acres consists of MFH neighborhoods and Parcel 3 1.29 acres consists of a dog park. In addition, the existing Holly neighborhood boundaries would be modified by removing a small portion of undeveloped land on the western and northern border of that neighborhood. Grand Forks AFB would grant up to a 6-year lease for one parcel of land Parcel 2 74.97 acres consists of the Holly MFH neighborhood. All housing units and associated infrastructure in Parcel 2 are scheduled for demolition. Upon successful completion of the demolition of the 286 surplus, inadequate units in the Holly neighborhood, Parcel 2 would be returned to the Government and the lease of this parcel would be terminated. The PO would continue use of 547 units in their present condition. No new unit construction is anticipated.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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