Marina >> A public meeting hosted by the Army will explain a change, seek comment, and answer questions about the lifting of a residential use restriction to a parcel of land in the Parker Flats area that includes the endowment parcel associated with the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery.
The meeting by the Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure office will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carpenters Union Hall, 910 2nd Ave., in Marina.
Stan Cook, Fort Ord Reuse Authority senior program manager, said the Army conducted munitions cleanup on the parcel in the Parker Flats area.
“FORA did an additional evaluation and collected additional data to verify munitions cleanups were adequately completed and the area is appropriate for residential use,” Cook said.
The change removes the residential use restriction from the “development reserve reuse area” portion of the Track 2 Parker Flats Munitions Response Area.
“The area that is the subject of Wednesday’s public meeting is adjacent to the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery and a portion is part of the endowment parcel,” said Cook.
But of the about 22 acres of the endowment parcel that are within the total 36 acres of the Track 2 Development Reserve Reuse Area, there are about another eight acres that extend along the northern portion of the endowment area and are not part of Track 2.
“The remainder of the endowment parcel is part of the Group 1 Parker Flats Phase II Munitions Response Area which will culminate in a proposed plan and public meeting this fall for public comment on the proposed remedy alternatives,” said Cook. “Once…
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