GSA Sells Army Munitions Plant for $28M

Gsa_sealThe General Services Administration has sold an Army arsenal in Arden Hills, Minn. for $28 million to Ramsey County as part of the federal government’s effort to reduce its footprint and spending, reported Thursday.

Charles Clark writes Ramsey County now owns the 397-acre portion of the Twin Cities Army ammunition plant while waiting to acquire the remaining 30 acres after an environmental study that is supposed to take three years.

“The TCAAP sale directly supports President Obama’s directive to shrink the federal real estate footprint to reduce costs and bolster efficiency,” said Ann Kalayil, SA Great Lakes regional administrator.

The county expects the TCAAP to open job opportunities and improve the local economy through a new tax base.

GSA’s Boston office led the sale of the facility that formerly housed the Army’s munitions during the World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

The agency is also seeking online bidders to buy the James F. Battin federal building in Billings, Mont.

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