NR 12-001: Nashville District accepting lease applications for proposed new marina at Lake Cumberland

Published Jan. 19, 2012
This is a map showing the location at Rowena Landing South at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is soliciting proposals for development and operation of a new commercial concession marina with related facilities.

This is a map showing the location at Rowena Landing South at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is soliciting proposals for development and operation of a new commercial concession marina with related facilities.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is soliciting proposals for development and operation of a new commercial concession marina with related facilities and services at Rowena Landing South on Lake Cumberland in Russell County, just north of Albany, Ky.

The site is accessible from State Highway 90 via State Road 558, an asphalt road that ends at the abandoned Rowena Ferry site where a large boat launching ramp is located.  The proposed lease area is approximately 162 acres of land and water.

“There has been local interest in having a new marina at this location,” said Mike Abernathy, chief of the Nashville District Real Estate Office. “The lake is expected to return to its normal levels while this new site is under development, and we believe business from increased tourism and additional boaters will be supportive of a new marina.”

Abernathy said the application process is extensive and requires all proposals to include a market analysis and feasibility study justifying any proposed development.  Lease terms are tied to costs of developing the property, he added.  

The district’s Real Estate Office is accepting lease proposal applications until 1 p.m. CST July 16, 2012. There are two proposal phases and other projected sequence points before a final proposal is selected, if any. 

(The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps or http://www.facebook.com/lakecumberland, and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps.)


Contact
Bill Peoples
615-736-7161
william.l.peoples@usace.army.mil
or
Lee Roberts
615-736-7161
leon.a.roberts@usace.army.mil

Release no. 12-001