In 1995, real property and facilities at the former Memphis Depot were selected for closure under the Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. DLA has since undertaken the investigation and cleanup of certain environmental conditions associated with the property and has determined that the former administrative areas, including Building 144 and surrounding parking areas, are suitable for transfer to the City for purposes of community redevelopment. The property consists of 15.55 acres, which includes eight (8) parcels. Within these parcels are seven (7) buildings, open land areas surrounding Building 144 and two paved parking lots. The property is intended to be transferred for industrial reuse and is consistent with the intended reuse of the property as set forth in the Depot Redevelopment Corporation's Memphis Depot Redevelopment Plan.
At the former Defense Depot Memphis, Tennessee, McAuley, Inc., leased space for light manufacturing. This brought 200 jobs to the former depot. McAuley, Inc., has space to expand at this location and plans to double their current employment in the future. At another location on this former depot, the Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) had large quantities (currently about 97,000 tons) of fluorspar and bauxite in open-storage. These ores were originally established for the strategic reserve purposes. There had been some concern from the local community about the hazards which may be associated with these stockpiled materials. DNSC and the installation made removal of these stockpiles a priority, and their expedited removal schedule has been praised by Federal, State and local regulators, as well as by community members serving on the Restoration Advisory Board. The installation has emphasized measures to control dust as the ores are removed in truckloads. All DNSC ores have been sold and most have been removed from the former depot. The remaining ores were scheduled for removal in 1999.
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