The Center for Domestic Preparedness was presented the keys and deed to 94 acres of land and 16 buildings purchased for $3.5 million last month. Negotiations have taken place for the last four years in preparation for this purchase. The Center for Domestic Prepardness has been leasing the buildings since 2006 and this will allow for expansion of the entire facility. Including this deal the CDP now has ownership of 176 acres.
The goal now is to find the best way to capitalize on this momentum to help spur more growth for McClellan. This stands to be the largest land deal in the history of the MDA. Mike King the superintendant for the CDP was enthusiastic about the transaction at Wednesday’s ceremony saying “This is a great accomplishment and milestone for the CDP and the McClellan Development Authority."