The CAADC contains many facilities and infrastructure because it was once a fully operational Air Force Base. Existing facilities include an existing and operational airfield 11,800 feet long, with associated hangars and outbuildings.
Castle Air Force Base was selected for closure in August of 1991, with all military activities ceasing in September of 1995. The Castle Joint Powers Authority (JPA) was formed in August of 1995 to oversee the development and reuse of the site. The CAFB site was renamed (CAADC) and the JPA developed a Reuse Plan, which identified appropriate uses for the CAADC with the intention of maximizing both economic and community-based benefits. Surrounding cities of Atwater, Merced and the County of Merced were included in the analysis process. The Castle AFB Reuse Plan and Local Agency Military Base Recovery Area Final EIR (CAFBRP and LAMBRA FEIR) were certified in 1996.
Merced County Depart. of Commerce, Aviation & Economic
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
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