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Glenview Naval Air Station reuse is recognized

‚ÄčA team led by the Village of Glenview will be presented the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's first annual "National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse" award at a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in Navy Park, in The Glen Town Center. The public is invited to attend.

The award reflects the "hard work, innovative thinking and cooperation among the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) team, comprised of the Illinois EPA, U.S. EPA, and U.S. Navy," according to Paul Leonard, Acting Director of Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office of the U.S. EPA.

The team led the site cleanup, which consisted of cleaning the property to residential-use standards. Those standards provided the flexibility needed to implement the community's reuse plan for mixed-use development, including a new Metra commuter station, more than 2,200 residential units, 2-million-square-feet of office and retail, more than 400 acres of green space, a 165,000-square-foot community center, a new post office, a police station, a fire station, a middle school and a public safety training academy.