CASCADE, Md. (WDVM)– Back in October of 2018, President of Washington County Commissioners Jeff Cline said he wanted to sell the Fort Ritchie Military Reservation. Now a year later, the commissioners ratified a contract with a private developer.
The property will remain under a ratified contract as the Washington County Department of Business Development works with the buyer through a 75-day feasibility study.
Director Susan Small says the buyer is interested in maintaining the community connection and historical value of the retired base. Back in 2018, a South Korean developer backed out of buying the bulk of the base for $6 million.