WEYMOUTH (WBZNewsRadio) - The federal government will auction off 51 acres at Union Point. The land is part of the 1,440-acre former Naval Air Station in Weymouth, Rockland and Abington.
The U.S. General Services Administration is hosting an online auction for the land, with a starting bid at $500,000.
The land, often referred to as Weymouth Woods, was a housing site for the U.S. Coast Guard until 2003, when demolition began. Three storage garages, a 2,500-square-foot maintenance office and a 1,400-square-foot workshop are the only buildings still remaining on the site.
The redevelopment project has been delayed since the Southfield Redevelopment Authority board of directors voted in January of 2020 to name Brookefield Properties as the new master developer for the property. The Southfield Redevelopment Authority had made an offer to buy the land last year, which the U.S. General Services Administration rejected and then announced the auction. The Southfield Redevelopment Authority submitted a second offer to buy the land on Feb. 22 for $1.016 million, but the federal government rejected that offer as well.
The town controls zoning aspects of the property, including water and access to the site, which means any buyer would need approval before redeveloping the land.
WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports