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NASA ARC Internal Memo: NASA and GSA Plan for Silicon Valley Housing at Moffett Field

By SpaceRef Editor
August 31, 2017
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Subject: NASA and GSA Plan for Silicon Valley Housing at Moffett Field.
From: Centerwide Announcement
Date: August 31, 2017
TO: Resident Staff

FROM: Deborah Feng, Associate Center Director, Mission Support

SUBJECT: NASA and GSA Plan for Silicon Valley Housing at Moffett Field.

Using its Enhanced Use Lease Authority, NASA intends to enter into a long-term lease to construct and operate a minimum of 1,930 housing units on approximately 45-acres of federal property located at Moffett Field, California.

In fall 2017, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), working in partnership with NASA, will issue a request for proposals on the agency’s behalf to solicit interest from the housing development community.

The primary objective of this opportunity is to build new housing at the NASA federal property in Silicon Valley, a concept explored in the center’s development plan. This housing will mitigate some of the increasing traffic and air emissions in the region.

By partnering with the private sector, NASA will promote the provision of housing units, including a minimum of 10 percent of affordable units, and ancillary services, consisting of approximately 100,000 square feet of retail space. The selected lessee will be asked to provide a conceptual development plan that will provide for the actual number of housing units.

The housing being built is for rental only. First preference will be given to individuals who work or go to school within NASA Ames Research Center owned property, such as Ames civil service and contractor employees, partners, and students, as well as the local public.

The intent is for NASA to enter into exclusive negotiations with a preferred lessee selected through the request-for-proposals process. The lease will be consistent with Ames’ current planning documents and in alignment with NASA’s existing authorities.

SpaceRef staff editor.