McClellan AFB Reuse Plan and Implementation Plan
Following closure of McClellan AFB, Sacramento County prepared reuse and implementation plans as part of a redevelopment effort
In the mid-1990s, McClellan Air Force Base was one of numerous military bases identified for closure by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission.
Once the U.S. Air Force and Sacramento County had completed the first round of federal and state environmental documents, the County crafted a more detailed development plan for reuse of the property and implementation of redevelopment goals for McClellan Park.
Debra Lilly coordinated a multidisciplinary team of consultants and agency staff in preparation of the supplemental EIR on the reuse plan. Highlighted issues included disposition of hazardous materials (treatment of ongoing groundwater and soil contamination cleanup), historic-era resources, and transfer of the airport to the county.
The team prepared an environmental assessment for the Federal Aviation Administration to obtain first-time approval of an airport layout plan for the McClellan Park Airport.
Previous documentation included a Programmatic Agreement between the U.S. Air Force and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for the Sacramento Air Depot Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its role in World War II air defense and its distinctive architectural style.
As part of the County’s further planning efforts, Charlane Gross reviewed existing plans and documentation to assess whether further cultural resources work might be necessary to address potential impacts of structural renovation and demolition.