GSA to Open Sealed Bid for the Sugar Grove Station in Eastern West Virginia
WEST VIRGINIA - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announces its plan to engage the market through a re-offering of the Sugar Grove Station facility in Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia. The facility is located in Potomac Highlands, and within a three-hour drive of our Nation’s capital.
The property was initially offered for sale through an online auction which closed on July 25, 2016. An acceptable offer was awarded on July 26. Subsequently, the high bidders were unable to complete the transaction. GSA will conduct a sealed bid competitive sale in which bidders mail in bids and bid deposits to GSA prior to the designated bid opening date and time. On the bid opening date, all bids are publicly opened and the highest bidder is declared. GSA expects to conduct an open house in mid-October and a bid opening date in early November.
The property was formerly a Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) base with approximately 445,135 square feet of improvements, including 90 dwelling units, along with various office, maintenance and support facilities. These improvements were constructed in the late-1950s to the present. They have been fully maintained and were occupied by military personnel until September 30, 2015. The site area is 122.85 acres of unzoned land and is located within a United States National Radio Quiet Zone.
GSA serves as an economic catalyst for cities and communities across the country. As part of GSA's ongoing efforts to make more efficient use of our real estate assets, GSA is actively working with federal agencies to identify and repurpose unneeded properties. The divestiture of underutilized properties, such as the Sugar Grove Station, out of the federal inventory helps facilitate local reuse that promotes economic growth and saves taxpayer dollars.