Army Completes Disposal of Kansas Ammo Plant through Auction

first_imgA New York investment firm last week completed the purchase of a 10-acre parcel at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant after submitting the winning bid in an auction conducted by the General Services Administration.Cornwall Specialty Trading purchased the tract, which contains the plant’s former 67,000-square-foot administration building, for $282,777. The transaction marks the completion of the Army’s disposal of the 14,000-acre facility in southeastern Kansas that was shuttered following the 2005 BRAC round.The Great Plains Development Authority is the major property owner with 7,000 acres. The facility’s munitions manufacturer, Day & Zimmermann, purchased 4,000 acres to continue operations at the plant. Production, however, has been shut down, Ann Charles, assistant director of the authority, told 360. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism holds the title to the remaining 3,000 acres.Charles said the authority will help Cornwall market its parcel as part of its efforts to market the Great Plains Industrial Park. The LRA also will provide caretaker services for the investment firm’s parcel. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

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