United States
Environmental Protection
Lb I	Agency
2018 National Federal Facility
Excellence in Site Reuse Awards
Massive Mixed-Use Project
Revitalizes Former Naval Facility
Naval Air Station Glenview | Glenview, Illinois
During World War II, this naval air station was the largest
primary training facility for the U.S. Navy. The 1,121-acre
facility went on to serve as the headquarters for the Naval
Air Reserve Training Command and hosted two Naval
Reserve patrol squadrons. Following its closure in 1995,
the U.S. Navy, EPA and Illinois EPA expedited its cleanup,
coordinating closely with the community to ensure the
remedy was compatible with reuse plans for The Glen, a
massive mixed-use development project.
Well located near Chicago, the project attracted more than
$1 billion in public and private investments. Today, The Glen
includes more than 2,200 residential units, 2 million square
feet of office and retail space that support more than 4,000
jobs, and over 400 acres of green space. The project's goal
was to "create a lasting source of pride for the community
by building quality public amenities, infrastructure, housing
plus recreational and job opportunities."
Dollars and Cents: Economic Impacts of Reuse
at Naval Air Station Glenview (2018)
Number of Businesses: 43
Annual Sales Tax Revenues: $2* million
0 Jobs: 4,000'
-j|| Increase in Annual Property Taxes: $35 million
Data Source: Village of Glenview, Illinois
Business Hub, National Cemetery and Natural
Areas Transform Former Army Facility
Joliet Army Ammunition Plant | Joliet, Illinois
Following cleanup, this former ammunition plant
provides a range of community benefits - a business and
transportation hub, a veteran's cemetery, and natural
resource conservation areas are located on site. Public lands
at the site are the largest contiguous open space for bird
habitat in northeast Illinois and also serve as a habitat for
several endangered species.
CenterPoint Intermodal Center: This is the largest master-
planned inland port in North America. The facility is well
positioned near interstates 50 and 80 as well as intermodal
rail facilities. The developer leases parcels to tenants for
their freight and logistics activities.
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery: This cemetery,
dedicated in October 1999, is the 117th national cemetery
within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National
Cemetery Administration. When fully developed, the 982-
acre area will provide 400,000 burial spaces.
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie: Native to central North
America, tallgrass prairie once covered a large part of the
Midwest. At this 18,500-acre natural area operated by
the U.S. Forest Service, volunteers, partners and staff are
restoring one of the last remnants of the native tallgrass
prairie ecosystem. Facilities include a welcome center and
trails for biking, hiking, dog walking and horseback riding.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO)
December 2019
EPA 505/F-18/002

Ammunition Testing Facility Now Hosts	Business Park Development
Centers for Environmental Research,	and Expansion Strengthens
Education and Conservation	Regional Economy
McClellan Air Force Base
Sacramento County, California
Tyson Valley Powder Farm | Eureka, Missouri
The Tyson Valley Powder Farm was originally a 2,620-acre
facility used to support the St. Louis Ordnance Plant for
storage and as a testing facility for ordnance. Now, the
site hosts several regional and national centers focused
on environmental research, education and conservation as
well as a community park.
Washington University Tyson Research Center: The
mission of this center and its 2,000-acre outdoor
laboratory is to provide a living landscape for
environmental research and education. In addition
to plant and animal studies, recent center research
includes work on earthquakes, geology and hydrology.
Endangered Wolf Center: Founded in 1971, the
center is considered to be the cornerstone of wolf
conservation in America. Its programs include
education, behavioral and reproductive research, and
World Bird Sanctuary: The mission of the 305-acre
sanctuary is to preserve the Earth's biological diversity
and protect threatened bird species in their natural
environments. It offers public education programs and
hosts field studies and bird rehabilitation projects.
Lone Elk Park: This 546-acre county park is home
to elk and bison as well as deer, wild turkeys and
This 3,452-acre Air Force base was an active depot from
1936 to 2001; it was one of the largest employers in
the Sacramento area and the largest industrial facility in
northern California. Innovation at this former federal facility
increased the efficiency of the cleanup and enabled the
property's restoration and reuse. Today, McClellan Business
Park supports thousands of jobs and has generated $580
million in public and private investment. It offers 8 million
square feet of facility space, with an occupancy rate of 70
	The business park provides space for hundreds of
companies as well as local, state and federal agencies.
	Tenants - General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, the
USDA Wildfire Academy and the Twin Rivers School
District - employ more than 17,000 people on site.
	Redevelopment and facility expansion are ongoing. At
full buildout, the property will support another 6 million
square feet of new buildings, creating the potential to
employ a workforce of 35,000 at full capacity.
Dollars and Cents: Economic Impacts of Reuse at
McClellan Air Force Base (2019)
Number of Businesses: 163
Jjjj Annual Sales: $732,839,921
Annual Employment Income: $323,727,404
Data Source: FFRRO Economic Analysis
EPA's National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Awards
These awards recognize the dynamic approaches and cooperation among federal agencies, states, tribes, local partners and
developers that have led to noteworthy restoration and reuse of federal facility sites.
To learn more about the awards and to explore nominating a site for a future award, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/fedfac.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO)
December 2019
EPA 505/F-18/002