Two sites totaling approximately 39 acres could be made available for development under the U.S. Navy’s enhanced use lease (EUL) program. Site #1 comprises approximately 24 acres in the controlled industrial area of Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head and is adjacent to the existing Goddard Power Plant. Site #1 includes several buildings approved for demolition. Site #2 is a snow cone-shaped site containing approximately 15 acres located well outside of the controlled industrial area near the perimeter fence line. This site is a former RV campground that is vacant but graded with interior roads and utilities.
The NSF Indian Head sites are located approximately one mile west of downtown Indian Head, MD, near the southernmost terminus of Maryland Route 210.
Site #1’s characteristics make it well-suited for a natural gas-fired power plant development. The Navy plans to decommission the Goddard Power Plant, which supplies steam and electricity to parts of NSF Indian Head. The Navy intends for the developer to sell most of the electricity produced back to the grid. An existing water treatment plant on approximately four acres may also be included as part of Site #1.
Site #2 could benefit from its proximity to the perimeter and the future availability of electricity from a power plant on Site #1. Potential uses for the site include a data center, light industrial, or R&D.
The selected developer will be responsible for providing suitable replacement facilities for tenants that currently occupy Site #1. Land will be made available at NSF Indian Head for this purpose.