chapter  11
15 Pages

Redeveloping Naval Air Station Brunswick

From a navy base to a great new place!
WithSteven Levesque

Naval air station (NAS) Brunswick was originally constructed in March 1943 and was first commissioned on April 15, 1943. The station's primary mission at the time was the training of royal Canadian air force pilots of the British naval command. At the time of the base realignment and closure (BRAC) decision, NAS Brunswick's primary mission was the support of naval aviation activities in the northeastern United States. During the deliberations of the BRAC Commission, the affected communities, the state of maine and maine's congressional delegation were aggressive in trying to keep NAS Brunswick open, to no avail. Property conveyance mechanisms available to the US Government for BRAC'd installations include: public benefit conveyances (PBC), economic development conveyances (EDC), public sales and negotiated sales. The midcoast regional redevelopment authority (MRRA) was awarded an EDC for financial consideration of approximately 1,100 acres and related structures.