Easter Creek Partners of Davidson County plans to build two shell buildings totalling 250,000 sq. ft. in a Rowan County industrial park. The buildings should be ready for the next stage of work in early 2017, says Easter Creek spokesperson Brian Summer. “We are confident that this project will attract the interest of companies looking for a new home,” he says.
According to the Charlotte Business Journal, the $14 million structures — one measuring 100,000 sq. ft. and the second at 150,000 sq. ft. — will be built on 35 acres in the new Granite Industrial Park, near Interstate 85 in Granite Quarry, about 40 miles northeast of Charlotte.
Both the town of Granite Quarry and Rowan County have agreed to grant incentives worth up to $406,500 in total to Easter Creek. The town and county would rebate up to three years of property taxes to the developer if the buildings remain unoccupied. .
Robert Van Geons, executive director of RowanWorks, the county’s economic development agency, says larger shell buildings are needed in Rowan County.
“Recent projects have occupied all of our larger buildings and, while that is a good thing, without quality buildings our community is missing out on potential projects,” he says.