“I hope to get the roads and the initial grading done probably by November, put the infrastructure there in by November,” he said.
When that is done, the first phase of the project will be complete. The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) that will pay for the project passed in November of 2008 and the property was purchased in December 2008. Construction on the first phase began in mid-2009.
The next phase will feature the same grading and road-building, only on the other side of the property.
“We’re starting to market the property now and we have some initial interest in several of the sites,” he said.
He said entities looking at industrial projects are examining the Lakes at Green Valley and several other locations.
“We’re competing,” he said.
The sites receiving interest are located near what used to be Wild Plum Road.
He emphasized the project is moving forward. Although rain has made it impossible to grade the land at some points, some recent sunny days have enabled the project to move ahead.