FOR SALE: Former Seneca Army Depot

Approximately 7,000 developable acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes is for sale

Dec 10, 2015, 14:01 ET from Seneca County Industrial Development Agency

WATERLOO, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) today approved the formal Invitation for Bids for prospective buyers of the approximately 7,000-acre former Seneca Army Depot, a former World War II ordnance depot located between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York.

The Depot – which is believed to be one of the largest developable sites in the Northeastern United States - includes approximately 3,000 acres located in the town of Varick and approximately 4,000 acres are in Romulus, both within Seneca County.

The property includes numerous buildings, roads, and a section of railroad track. Among the buildings are 459 igloos that once served as storage facilities for armaments during World War II and throughout the Cold War era. Potential future uses of the Depot property include but are in no way limited to agribusiness, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, data storage, conservation, and many others.

More details about the site, including additional infrastructure and utility information, can be found online at

"We recognize that the former Seneca Army Depot has the potential to be a true asset to the community," said IDA Executive Director Bob Aronson. "By selling it, the County will benefit from an increased tax base and the resulting economic activity."

An informational meeting and driving tour of the Depot for prospective buyers only will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Romulus Fire Hall, 2010 Cayuga St., in the town of Romulus, Seneca County. Buyers who are interested in attending the meeting must RSVP in advance by phone or email at (315) 539-1725 or

As part of the Dec. 15 meeting, IDA officials will provide more details to buyers regarding the formal Invitation for Bids.

"The IDA wants to see this land repurposed in a way that will bring value to the County," Aronson said. "We will consider every proposal with the hope that the selected buyer or buyers will revitalize this unique piece of property."

The tentative deadline for submission of bids is Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Additional information about the bid process can be found online at Depot property details can be found online at

To request a copy of the Invitation for Bids, please contact Kelly Kline at (315) 539-1725 or

SOURCE Seneca County Industrial Development Agency