Wednesday, August 30, 2006

BRAC to Basics: Your Brunswick Naval Air Station

BRAC to Basics: What would YOU do with 3300 Acres? The second in our series of public workshops, BRAC to Basics will be offered to three different groups the last week of September, and will conclude with the Reuse Review workshop the first week of October. (See below for schedule.) These workshops promise to be intensive, interactive planning opportunities where community members and our Planning Team will begin creating viable reuse concepts for the Base. For discussion purposes, we will consider two scenarios - one plan WITH an airport and one plan WITHOUT an airport. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to work!

1. A general public workshop will be held all day Saturday, September 30 at the Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Street.

2. The same workshop described above will be presented to Brunswick High School's Service Learning classes on Friday, September 29. Input from the community's youth is vital as they will inherit the legacy of what we create today.

3. On Thursday, September 28, a modified version of this workshop will be presented to the Base Community for their input as well. Their "hands on" perspective will be an invaluable contribution to the whole planning process.

4. Reuse Review - Tuesday, October 3. We invite participants from all three workshops to come together at Brunswick High School to review the plan designs that were generated during all three workshops from the previous week. Prior to the Review, the consulting team will transform the workshop plans into a graphic format that will be presented at the Reuse Review.

I strongly urge everyone to reconvene with us that day to review your initial concepts of a reuse plan.

We are heading into a very busy and exciting fall. There is a lot of work to do. With your good ideas and active participation, we will design a master reuse plan that translates the community's vision into a tremendous opportunity for Brunswick, the Mid-coast region and the State as well.

I look forward to seeing you this fall!

Steve Levesque
Executive Director

What's Going On?
There are several ways you can stay "in the loop" with BLRA activities. Just go to www.brunswicklra.org/calendar or call 207-798-6512 to find out what's going on.

BRAC to Basics: What would YOU do with 3300 acres?
Offered to three different audiences, this is an in-depth, hands-on workshop that will bring the public together to work on base reuse concepts. The three workshops are offered on the following dates:

September 28 - This is an on-base reuse planning workshop for base personnel and their families only. 11am - 4pm.

September 29 - This workshop is designed to capture base reuse ideas and concerns from the teens' point of view.

September 30 - From 8:00am to 2:30pm, we will meet at Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road. A light lunch will be served. This workshop is geared to the general public.

October 3 - Reuse Review. Participants from all previously mentioned workshops will convene at the Brunswick High School from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for a graphic illustration of the ideas generated during these public workshops.

October 12 - Aviation Feasibility Study review and update. 7:00 pm at Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road.

BLRA Meetings
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30pm until 5:30pm at the Old Brunswick High School at 44 McKeen Street. The public is always invited and encouraged to attend these meetings. These meetings provide an opportunity for the public to stand up, make suggestions and asks questions.

BLRA Committee Meetings
The public is invited to attend the BLRA committee meetings that are held at the BLRA offices at Fort Andross. Note: please call 798-6512 or check the calendar page of our website for committee meeting updates and/or changes.

Executive Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8:30am.
Aviation Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30am.
Homeless and Housing Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:30pm.
Environmental Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm.
State and Local Screening Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am. (Cancelled for September)
Personnel and Contracts Committee
meets as needed.

Stay in Touch
Have something to say? Need more information? Please contact us at any time. It's great when we hear from you with your ideas and questions.

Brunswick Local Redevelopment Authority
Fort Andross
14 Maine Street, Box 17
Brunswick, ME 04011
p. 207-798-6512
f. 207-798-6510
www.brunswicklra.org
lrainfo@brunswickme.org

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