Obstacles in the reuse of closed military bases in the U.S.
Bowles, Kasey Ryan
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The purpose of this thesis is to address the land planning issues that bases face once closure has been designated by evaluating the major hindrances that delay the time it takes to complete the reuse process. The bases chosen for case studies were Athens Naval Supply Corps School, Fort McPherson, Charleston Naval Complex and El Toro Marine Corp Air Station. Each base was chosen for the purposes of providing a variety of locations to examine how their regional contexts play a part in their respective reuse processes as well as for the specific difficulties each faced that could be generalized across the wider spectrum of BRAC closures. By discovering the commonly faced obstacles across a variety of closed military bases this thesis intends to extrapolate a set of generalized strategies to mitigate the impact obstacles can have on the length of the reuse process.