Nonprofit educational groups, nonprofit agricultural groups and for-profit farmers are encouraged to attend a stakeholder informational meeting in January to learn more about potential leasing options of the proposed Nail Agricultural Park.
A seven-acre parcel located at 3900 Sellers Ave. and owned by the city will likely be leased to one or more community organizations for the possible development of community gardens, orchards or demonstration crops. The Green Living Coalition has expressed interest in developing the site and other groups that could take part in utilizing the land are the UC Cooperative Extension, East Contra Costa Historical Society, 4-H, FFA and agricultural programs on local high school campuses, according to city officials.
After the meeting is held, city officials are planning for a release of a request for proposals from interested parties. The proposed length of the lease will be five years with two five-year renewable options.
Among the lease conditions are that the project complements the neighboring historical society's museum. All of the future proposals must include a business plan and all major site improvements would be paid for by the lessee.