GSA to Sell Former Coast Guard Concord Villages Housing via Online Auction
59.41-acre property near North Concord BART station has 280 housing units
CONCORD, Calif. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announces the start of a public sale of Concord Villages housing on October 15, 2020.
The decision to proceed with a public auction of the property was reached after a thorough review of available options and authorities. GSA, serving as the U.S. Coast Guard’s real-estate agent for the sale of the property, continues to dispose of underutilized federal property to more efficiently utilize real-estate assets, save taxpayer dollars and create economic development opportunities in local communities.
About the Online Auction
- The auction is scheduled to start on October 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. (Central Time) on RealEstateSales.gov.
- Each bidder is required to submit a bid registration of $500,000, and the minimum opening bid is $15,000,000 (USD).
- Additional information about the property and the auction can be found online at RealEstateSales.gov.
About the Concord Villages property
- The 59.41+/- acre property was used by the U.S. Coast Guard since 2007 for housing and consists of two villages of 280 housing units:
- Quinault Village, 40 duplex buildings constructed in 1965
- Victory Village, 42 apartment-style buildings constructed in 1989 - including two-bedroom units and four-bedroom units (30 townhouse style, eight are side by side); all apartments are located in either four-plex or six-plex buildings.
- The property is adjacent to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station
- Prime location, approximately 1.2 miles from the North Concord BART Station
- The parcel was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard from the U.S. Navy in 2007.
GSA Regional Administrator Tom Scott comments:
“This is another example of GSA's ability to provide a federal client with a real property disposal strategy to support an agency's mission requirements. By serving as the real estate agent for the Coast Guard, we are disposing of this property to reduce the federal footprint, create valuable savings for the government, and help stimulate economic development opportunities in the East Bay.”
USCG Captain Jose Pena, commander, Coast Guard Base Alameda comments:
“Working with GSA to auction this property is a great example of our commitment to the American public. GSA’s expertise is allowing the Coast Guard to repurpose underutilized properties to better serve the local community. It will also help us focus our resources to our day-to-day missions of keeping our ports and waters safe.”