Fort Ord

9:32 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Fort Ord Blight Removal Picks Up

An excavator demolishes an abandoned building on the CSUMB campus.
Credit Doug McKnight

In the twenty years since the Army shut down Fort Ord there’s been progress on repurposing the land – a new University, a National Monument, new housing and shopping.  But even with all the change more than one thousand abandoned buildings still remain standing -- making parts of the former base look like a ghost town.   Now efforts to clean up the remaining blight may finally be picking up.

Read more
4:03 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

What's Next For Fort Ord Rec Users and MST

A Keep Fort Ord Wild sticker on the sign that marked the location of MST's planned headquarters on the former Fort Ord.


This week the Monterey County Board of Supervisors pulled its support for a planned transit center on Fort Ord.  It’s a victory for a group that aims to preserve recreation on the former Fort.  

Read more
4:40 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

New Momentum for a Fort Ord National Monument

Henrietta Stern of FORT Friends looks at a map of the BLM public lands.


On a recent visit to the Monterey Bay Area, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar voiced his support for making Fort Ord lands a National Monument.   KAZU’s Krista Almanzan reports on what monument status would mean and what’s next. 

Read more
KAZU Local
4:02 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Fort Ord Reuse Slowed to a Crawl, Part 2

A classroom on Monterey Peninsula College's new campus looks out on land that the college will expand on, if other development picks up on the former Army base.

Read more
KAZU Local
4:05 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Fort Ord Reuse Slowed to a Crawl, Part 1

Home sites sit ready for builders in Marina Heights.

Marina, CA – Fort Ord closed in 1994. Today the former Army base is a mix of the present and past. Just off highway one in Marina, a busy shopping center sits across the street from uniform rows of largely abandoned wooden Army buildings. "If the City of Marina and the developer for the Dunes on Monterey Bay Project are lucky there will be a hotel complex here," said Michael Houlemard, Executive Officer of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA).

Read more