PRESS RELEASE: GSA to Auction Vacant Parcel at the Denver Federal Center
For Immediate Release
June 23, 2022
Contact: Rich Stebbins: 303-513-1166
GSA to Auction Vacant Parcel at the Denver Federal Center
DENVER -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is proceeding with the sale of 59 acres of vacant land, known as Federal Center Station, located at the Denver Federal Center (DFC) in Lakewood, Colorado via a sealed bid process.
The Invitation for Bids package was published on Friday, June 10. Bidders have the opportunity to submit bids on the 59-acre parcel, which is zoned M-C-T (Mixed Core Transit), in addition to vested rights under a 2007 Official Development Plan. Providing a unique transit oriented development opportunity, Lakewood’s RTD light rail W-line stops at RTD’s Federal Center Station, located at the property, and the W-line is a thirty minute ride into downtown Denver.
The parcel fronts the southside of West 6th Avenue and is east of Union Boulevard. RTD’s Federal Center Station bus stops and Park-n-Ride lot adjoin the property to the south, which is just across West 2nd Place from St. Anthony Hospital.
GSA auctions are open to anyone interested in purchasing surplus government real estate and attract a national market of land developers and international investors.
This auction supports GSA’s goal of reducing the federal government’s real estate footprint. It is one of the largest properties for sale in the City of Lakewood since the 2007 transaction that led to the development of St. Anthony Hospital and the West Corridor Light Rail Line.
“The sale of this property will provide a spark of energy for the City of Lakewood, especially coming out of a COVID-19 slump for retail and commercial businesses, transforming underutilized federal real estate into a transit-oriented development that will spur economic growth,” said Tanisha Harrison, GSA Regional Commissioner for the Public Buildings Service. “This approach is part of a long term master plan for the DFC and we envision that it will benefit the community in the same way as the 2007 land sale that led to the development of a regional hospital and transportation district.”
To learn more about the property, GSA’s auction process, and other ways to acquire surplus government real estate, visit disposal.gsa.gov. To participate in the auction and find properties for sale to the public by online auction, visit real estate sales.gsa.gov.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. The GSA’s Rocky Mountain Region provides products and services throughout Colorado, Montana, North Dakota,South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. For more information, visit https://www.gsa.gov/r8 and follow us on Twitter.