MARTINEZ -- The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Board on Thursday voted 4-1 to move forward with a planned sustainable farm on district land, subject to additional conditions and approvals.

The board declared a 14.8-acre portion of district property unneeded for up to 10 years and agreed that leasing it to AgLantis for the proposed CoCo Sustainable Farm project is in the district's best interests, is compatible with surrounding land uses, and would provide a public benefit. Trustees authorized the general manager to execute a lease for $1 a year subject to committee approval of requirements, including the donation or sale of a specific amount of produce to schools and the local food bank.

In addition, the board must approve a business plan, which it required to be submitted within 60 days.