New tenant potentially coming to IW park

Published 12:51 pm Saturday, August 12, 2017

Isle of Wight County may be getting another tenant in its Shirley T. Holland  Intermodal Park, located just outside of Windsor. At a meeting of the county’s Economic Development Authority on Tuesday, Tom Elder, the county’s director of economic development, announced that the site recently had a second visit from representatives of a company considering bringing a 1 million square foot facility.

The first representative of the company visited on May 23 and came back with additional representatives on July 11. Elder said that he does not know the name of the company, as its representatives have not divulged that information. He did say, however, that it was a distribution company that could hire up to 1,000 employees.

The company is reportedly considering an 82-acre site in the intermodal park. Two other sites in Hampton Roads are also in contention. The county has not offered any incentives to the company at this time but is working to make the site permit-ready.

“Permit-ready means all permits are in place and the site is ready for construction,” Elder explained. “It means things like having master utility plans, master stormwater plans, entrance road plans, erosion and sediment control plans approved and in place.”

He added that some plans had already been approved and others were going around to various county staff for comments.