The Air Force and Goldsboro, N.C., signed a lease Friday for a multi-sports complex on a 62-acre parcel on the perimeter of Seymour-Johnson AFB that would allow the city to consolidate several sports fields scattered throughout the community into a single, modern sports complex.
The city will develop and manage the multi-sports complex through an enhanced use lease (EUL). In exchange for the 20-year lease, the Air Force will receive consideration primarily consisting of a 2,500-square-foot addition to an existing fitness center on the base in eastern North Carolina, reported Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Public Affairs.
“EULs are an effective way for installations to optimize the value of under-utilized property,” said James Fitzpatrick, AFCEC’s EUL program chief. “This project is unique because it also promotes community partnership.”
EULs are long-term agreements between DOD and public or private developers to lease non-excess property in exchange for cash or in-kind consideration.