Virginia Beach seeks applicants by Nov. 14 to lease and farm city land

A soybean field in Pungo. The city may consider a cap on land use tax rates on agricultural land. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

A soybean field in Pungo. [File photo/The Princess Anne Independent News]


COURTHOUSE — The city is looking for established farmers to lease city-owned land to grow agricultural crops.

There are six sections available for potential lease, and the city seeks initial five-year terms between 2017 and 2021.

The city requires proposals to be delivered by 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14. However, no faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted.

The properties follow. Links to the specific request for proposal for that property appears in the bracketed link. Just click on that number to see the detailed request.

  The School Farm property off Indian River Road, consisting of approximately seven acres. [PWFM-17-0102].

► Crossroads Farm, consisting of four parcels totaling nearly 65 acres off Salem and North Landing roads [PWFM-17-0104].

 Belle Farm, consisting of 55 acres adjacent to Landstown Road [PWFM-17-0105].

► Landstown Farm, a nine acre parcel at 2887 Landstown Road [PWFM-17-0106].

► The Salem Farm parcel of six acres at 2508 Salem Road [PWFM-17-0107].

► And Ballfield Farm, a 45 acre parcel off Landstown Road between the Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Virginia Beach National Golf Course [PWFM-17-0108].

Call (757) 385-5659 for information of the request for proposals.

RFP documents can be picked up from the city Public Works Facilities Management Office, Building 18, 2424 Courthouse Drive, Room 228. Submission requirements are available online at vbgov.com via this link.

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