Purchase Critical Land Bordering Shaw Air Force Base

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One of the most important assets in the Sumter community is Shaw Air Force Base. Shaw is an enormous economic and cultural resource for the entire community. Although the most recent Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) review resulted in a favorable outcome for Shaw, the base remains vulnerable to encroachment threats and will be subject to further BRAC reviews. Accordingly, the City of Sumter and Sumter County, in cooperation with federal and state officials, have been working diligently to prevent further base encroachment.

This project will allow the acquisition of certain key property near Shaw in order to ensure that it remains undeveloped, providing potential green space for our residents as well as expansion possibilities for the base.


  • Land immediately adjacent to Shaw or within the existing Military Protection District ("MPD").

The Penny for Progress Will:

  • Allow for the acquisition of land near Shaw


Original Budget:          6,000,000
Expenditures:             6,000,000
Budget Remaining:                  0

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