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Online Bidding Opens for Former Navy Base in West Virignia


Online bidding has started for a former Navy base in West Virginia.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the online auction for the former Naval Information Operations Center support base started Feb. 9.

Susan B. Webb, project manager for the General Services Administration’s Real Property Utilization and Disposal division, says although no open house dates have been set yet, she expects the first one will be in the next few weeks.

The now-vacant property was decommissioned on Sept. 30, ending a 60-year Navy presence in Pendleton County and shuttering the state’s sole active-duty military installation.

The 122.85-acre base supported up to 450 Navy personnel and their dependents, who lived in a self-contained community.

As of Tuesday, the high bid listed on the GSA website for the property was $1 million.