More Dayton Military Base Land Opening To Private Development

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Ohio's largest military base is opening up more land to private development to help generate income.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base says it has opened nearly 80 acres next to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to future private development through a land lease program.

The Dayton Daily News reports the site will become the seventh spot on the nearly 13-square-mile military base where the Air Force has looked for a developer to lease land and possibly build shared-use buildings.

The base now has offered more than 200 acres for potential development to academia, industry or government agencies as the defense budget has declined.

A spokesman says the Air Force museum supports leasing the land, but is not involved in the program.