Community, Seymour-Johnson AFB in Talks over Lease for Sports Facility

Officials from the city of Goldsboro and the Air Force are negotiating a lease for a 62-acre parcel at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in eastern North Carolina to develop a multi-sports facility.

The project — a collaborative effort between the installation, the Air Force Community Partnership Program and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) — optimizes property value and is compatible with the base’s mission, according to Robert Moriarty, director of AFCEC’s Installations Directorate.

“This project is an example of how collaboration and a business-minded approach yield opportunity,” Moriarty said.

The city would lease the property through an enhanced use lease. The final lease documents will be signed once lease term negotiations and environmental requirements are complete, reported AFCEC Public Affairs.

EULs allow the military services to lease non-excess property in exchange for cash or in-kind consideration, and can cover a broad range of projects, including renewable and conventional energy development and commercial real estate.

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