RIP.. "Damn Good Times at Vieques and Roosy Roads"
Navy Takes Bids Online for Old Puerto Rico Base

February 14, 2012
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - An online auction began Monday for more than 2,000 acres of land overlooking the Caribbean that was once part of the bustling Naval Station Roosevelt Roads.

The auction, which is expected to last at least three days, is the latest attempt to finally resolve the fate of a base that closed in 2004, shortly after the military stopped using the nearby island of Vieques as a bombing range.

The minimum bid was $10 million for one parcel of nearly 500 acres. The minimum is $30 million for another parcel of more than 1,500 acres. The two areas, which make up what was the residential area of a base, are zoned for residential and commercial development.