Why wasn’t it advertised for sale?

As referenced by the Calvert County Code of Public Laws § 6-104 - Contracts for sale of real property [1985, ch. 715, § 2], notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the county may grant and convey any county interest in real property other than by formal bidding procedures if the Commissioners determine that it is in the best interest of the county to do so, provided that:

  1. The consideration for the transfer is not less than the highest of two independent appraisals; and
  2. The Commissioners set out on the record the reasons for their determination; and 
  3. Before conveying any property interest under this section, the Commissioners shall publish a notice describing the property and the sale for at least two consecutive weeks in at least two county newspapers.

The Commissioners approved the purchase and sale agreement as presented based on the following: (1) the project will add approximately 125,000 square feet of new commercial space, (2) create 450 new jobs, (3) increase commercial tax revenue, and (4) allow for acquisition of strategically located land for the previously planned county bus transfer station.

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1. What’s planned for the property?
2. Who is the developer for the project?
3. Can you tell me what type of commercial development will take place – residential, restaurants, big box, medical, gas station, etc.?
4. How much square feet of development will fit there?
5. What is the economic impact of the project?
6. When will construction start and when will it finish?
7. Who are the principals of Generation Properties and Westmoreland Partners?
8. Whom can I speak with about the project?
9. Why doesn’t the county develop the project on its own?
10. Why was this property sold?
11. Why wasn’t it advertised for sale?
12. How was the price determined?
13. When was the old Calvert Middle School torn down?
14. What zoning changes are required?
15. There’s already a lot of commercial development taking place in Prince Frederick; how will this project tie into or take away from that development?
16. How will this project be undertaken while the Prince Frederick Town Center Zoning Ordinance is still being developed?
17. How will this project affect traffic and transportation?
18. How will public transportation fit in with the bus transfer station?
19. Will the Armory Building be part of the project? If not, what will happen to that?
20. Why wasn’t an RFP required to solicit input from other developers?