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Ex-Navy base in Pendleton County sells for $11.2M

Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo
Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The online auction for the former Navy Information Operations Command installation in Pendleton County ended Monday night, after a bid of $11.2 million went unchallenged for a 24-hour period.

The successful bidder, known as “Bidder #7” in the anonymous auction, did not actively take part in the bidding until Saturday, with a $6.95 million offer for the Sugar Grove property.

On Tuesday, the General Services Administration accepted the bid and awarded a contract to the bidder. The GSA expects to close on the sale of the property within the next 60 days, according to a GSA spokeswoman.

More information about the high bidder and reuse plans for the base will be available later, she said.

Pendleton County Commission President Gene McConnell said he is encouraged that a substantial offer was made for the 123-acre base.

“I’m hopeful that a party willing to spend that kind of money to buy the property is also willing to spend even more…

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