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County Launches New Video Promoting 44-Acre Industrial Site at Intermodal Park
12375 William A. Gwaltney Way
Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park
Strategically located for port-related businesses, the County-owned 1,200-acre Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park, developed in three separate phases, provides affordable sites close to The Port of Virginia. Design and engineering work are underway to create a 44-acre, permit-ready site that can accommodate up to a 451,000 square-foot manufacturing or distribution building.
Businesses in the park can easily access the Port using U.S. Route 460 or U.S. Route 58 or by rail on the adjacent Norfolk Southern Heartland Corridor. The park is home to three nationally recognized companies: Keurig Dr Pepper, Safco Products Company and Cost Plus World Market, which together employ over 700 people.
The park is within Foreign Trade Zone #20 and is a designated Enterprise Zone, which makes businesses eligible for federal, state and local incentive programs. The Port of Virginia also offers the Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program for Port users.
For more information, contact Isle of Wight County Economic Development,
(757) 356-1962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Smithfield Sidewalk Improvements
This project was initiated by Isle of Wight County and will be locally managed by Isle of Wight County Transportation Department Division, in partnership with the Town of Smithfield and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Funding will be provided by State and Federal transportation grants and local capital funds.
The goal of this project is to provide approximately 4,600 feet of variable width sidewalk improvements connecting the Westside Elementary School and Great Springs/ Quail Street neighborhoods with downtown Smithfield at Grace Street. It will also provide improved pedestrian crossing facilities at Route 10 to allow for safe pedestrian foot traffic. The improvements will include minimal curb and gutter and drainage improvements.
The project is currently in the design phase, and is anticipated to proceed to construction in 2023. There will be a minor right-of-way acquisition phase for the project starting this Fall, to acquire temporary construction easements from property owners along the construction corridor.
Project environmental and historic assessments and a complete set of draft project plans can be found at www.iwus.net/smithfieldsidewalk .
Check10 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING!
For the tenth consecutive year, a Certificate for Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Isle of Wight County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
This award is for the FY ending June 30, 2020 and is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant accomplishment by a government organization and its management.
Submit your feedback and find out more about the proposed Riverside hospital at Benns Grant. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
Riverside Health System has proposed to build a new hospital in the Benns Church area of Isle of Wight County and has filed an application with the Virginia Department of Health for a Certificate of Public Need (COPN). Riverside Smithfield Hospital will provide local residents with greater, more convenient access to high-quality, affordable medical care. It also will support employment of hundreds of professional and support staff.
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