Proving that WMATA's plans to move the Southeastern Bus Garage at Half and M
to DC Village are proceeding, there's an ad into today's print Washington Business Journal
announcing that the property at 17 M Street is for sale. It's two parcels (the garage itself and the parking lot across Van Street) totaling almost 100,000 sq ft, and the sale is through a leased bid process; Metro is asking for a leaseback provision for 36 months with an early termination provision with 90 days' notice. There's supposed to be more information on this page
but it's not there as of yet
In looking around, though, I did find this page they've created on the bus garage move
, though I think it's probably geared more toward the residents around DC Village. And the various board of directors meeting documents I've linked to in the past
probably have more detail.
The Invitation for Bids
and other accompanying documents are now available on the WMATA site. Minimum bid price is $60 million; bids are due by July 23 at 2 pm, and the IFB calls for settlement on whichever bid is approved to take place on Oct. 26. And if you feel like bidding, you need to include a deposit check for $300,000 and a security deposit of $3 million.