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GSA announces soft-close date for MN auction


GSA announces soft-close date for the public auction of 62 acres of land in Arden Hills, Minnesota

CHICAGO – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has set the soft-close date for the auction of approximately 62 acres in Arden Hills, Minnesota, for Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT.

GSA is offering the approximately 62 acres for sale by public auction as part of its mission to deliver value and savings in federal real estate for taxpayers.

“Hillview" is located off County Road I in Arden Hills, Minnesota, and is offered “as is” and “where is.” It can be reviewed on GSA’s real property website, (

Property Details

The 62-acre property contains buildings and infrastructure that formerly supported ammunition manufacturing for the U.S. Army. Structures include a primer manufacturing facility and earthen berm storage magazines. The improvements, constructed in the 1940s and 1950s, are in various stages of disrepair.

The property is bounded by the Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS) and the Rice Creek Corridor recreational area. It is accessible from County Road I through a shared easement across AHATS property.

Closing Rules:

This auction will end in one of these ways:

  • At the auction close time if no bids (proxy or flat) are placed within the inactivity period – defined as the previous 24 hours – or the auction is not subject to an inactivity period.
  • After the inactivity period has passed without any bids (proxy or flat) being placed.

There is still time for those interested in bidding to register and submit bids. To do so:

  • Bidders are required to register in advance and submit a $50,000 registration deposit.
  • Bid increments will be $10,000. 

Potential bidders are invited, urged, and cautioned to inspect the property before registering and submitting a bid. The website will post inspection dates coordinated by GSA Project Manager Kevin Legare.

For additional information, prospective bidders are encouraged to visit the auction web page to read the “Invitation for Bids.”

Prospective bidders can view a video of the property at:

For additional details and inquiries/questions regarding an inspection of the property, please contact:

Kevin Legare
Phone: 617-565-5700

For inquiries/questions regarding payment, contact the following sales office:

New England Region
10 Causeway Street
11th Floor
Boston, MA 02222Phone: 617-565-5700

The marketing and sales effort is being handled by GSA’s New England Region Office of Real Property Disposition. The division provides realty services to federal agencies throughout the region, as well as in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing about $87 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit and follow us at @USGSA.