On April 28, 1994, the Colorado legislature created the Pueblo Depot Activity Development Authority (PDADA) to plan for the transfer of portions of the Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) to the community. In accordance with Public Law 100‐526, the 1988 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission recommended realignment of PCD by transferring its supply mission to Tooele Army Depot in Utah and its ammunition mission to Red River Army Depot in Texas. In December 2013, the Army formally declared 15,847 acres of PCD as surplus property, including approximately 5 million square feet of buildings and bunkers, 160 miles of roadway, 46 miles of rail infrastructure. The PDADA is in the process of repositioning the subject property into a mega‐site known as “PuebloPlex."
The Redevelopment Plan will be the roadmap to creating a dynamic, vibrant location that is to nurture job growth, expand the tax base and return the soon-to-be-former Pueblo Chemical Depot to its highest and best use. It is a mirror that will reflect the community’s vision. It is a template that will serve to focus that vision into practical, workable and achievable steps to realize the community’s vision. In short, the PuebloPlex Redevelopment Plan is the conduit through which voices will become choices – choices for something better.