Bryan Officials Invest In The Future

Bryan city offi­cials made a large invest­ment toward cre­at­ing jobs in Williams County Mon­day night.

At a spe­cial joint meet­ing, the Bryan Board of Pub­lic Affairs and City Coun­cil approved pur­chas­ing approx­i­mately 80 acres to develop a sec­ond indus­trial park in the city of Bryan.

The prop­erty for the new commercial/industrial park is located inside the city lim­its on the south side of County Road E just off State Route 15.

Accord­ing to infor­ma­tion received from Lou Pendle­ton Direc­tor of Pub­lic Rela­tions, the prop­erty was pur­chased from the Sta­ley Trust for $777,480. Bryan Munic­i­pal Util­i­ties pro­vided the fund­ing, which will be reim­bursed with the

sale of the lots.

Pendle­ton says that Mayor Doug John­son told coun­cil that the prop­erty will be devel­oped into four 20-acre lots.

The cur­rent indus­trial park, located on East Wil­son Street, has five vacant lots rang­ing in size from 2.5 to 6 acres avail­able for small to mid-size com­pa­nies. The city is seek­ing com­pa­nies that will employ 100 to 150 peo­ple, and devel­op­ers are seek­ing large-size sites with inte­grated infra­struc­ture.

The city plans to have the sites shovel ready and begin mar­ket­ing in 2015.

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