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.