The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority has been created to make the redevelopment plan vision a reality that will benefit the community and region for generations.
The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) is the implementing local reuse authority responsible for redeveloping the former Naval Air Station- Joint Reserve Base (NAS-JRB) Willow Grove property. The HLRA received official recognition from the Department of Defense in August 2012 as the local redevelopment authority for purposes of implementing the local redevelopment plan at the former base.
The NAS-JRB Willow Grove Redevelopment Plan recommends that the property be conveyed from the U.S. Navy to the implementing HLRA via an Economic Development Conveyance (EDC). An EDC transfer is one of the ways the U.S. Navy can dispose of the federal surplus property and is the method recommended in the Redevelopment Plan. The HLRA submitted an updated EDC Application to the U.S. Navy in September 2015 and is currently in negotiations over the terms and conditions of the property transfer.
The U.S. Navy has recently issued a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Disposal and Reuse of NAS-JRB Willow Grove. The environmental review documented in the Final EIS was required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. There are several ways to access the Final EIS including on this website or at www.willowgroveeis.com. Print copies are available for review at the Horsham Township Library or at the HLRA offices in the Horsham Township Building, 1025 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA.
The Navy is continuing to conduct other studies relating to their past operations at the base. These include studies of past disposal sites, potential environmental impacts of past spills or releases and the impacts of emerging contaminants such as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) on the base and the surrounding area. The NAS-JRB Willow Grove Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meets quarterly and all meetings are open to the public. For more information on the Navy's environmental program at NAS-JRB Willow Grove, visit www.bracpmo.navy.mil.