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IDA moves forward on Riverstone sites

SoVaNow.com / April 26, 2010
Plans for the development of six sites at Riverstone Technology Park were updated on Friday morning as the Halifax County IDA Board of Directors met with Robert Mitchell of Mitola, LLC. Mitchell advised IDA members that bids were going out for a complete design for lots 1, 7 and 8 to be pad ready for prospects with site ready plans also going out for lots 2,3 and 4.

Lot 1, containing 12.6 acres, lies at the front of the circle as visitors enter the park while Lot 7 (5.5 acres) lies off to the right and Lot 8 (14.5 acres) is located at the front of the park just off Route 58.

The other three lots contained in the bid, Lots, 2,3 and 4 (lying to the left as one enters the park) will only be cleared and grubbed.

Bids will be opened on May 25 with work to be completed within 120 days, ending around Sept. 30.

IDA Executive Director Mike Sexton advised that bids for an operator for the Modeling and Simulation Southside Business Technology Center have also gone out with a closing date of June 10 for responses. Sexton said the IDA is hosting several events to show what the Energy Center can do for Halifax County as he hopes to get agribusiness groups involved as well as linking students from the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center into the facility.

Sexton also advised members that he is waiting for the highway department to send him an agreement before work on Commerce Lane leading to the Day site can begin. He pointed out that he hopes the work can be completed by fall to have the state take over the maintenance of the roadway leading to the site (as well as the extension of it) which up to the current time has been privately owned and maintained.

Following a closed session IDA members unanimously authorized Sexton to prepare a lease for an unnamed prospect.

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