Southside Planning District Commission

Serving Brunswick, Halifax, & Mecklenburg Counties, and the towns of South Boston & South Hill, VA

Mecklenburg Co.

Mecklenburg Correctional Center Project

Mecklenburg County

In May 2012, the Mecklenburg Correctional Center was closed by the Department of Corrections (DOC), resulting in the loss of 300 jobs in the County and over $200,000 in water and sewer fee revenues for the Town of Boydton. In January 2013, the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TICR) awarded the County an Economic Development grant in the amount of $180,000 to perform environmental and engineering studies. The DOC did not complete demolition of the site until the spring of 2017. The Phase I ESA was completed by May, 2017, and the Phase II ESA is scheduled to be complete by November 2017. Engineering studies will be performed once the DOC commits to site remediation.

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South Hill Industrial Site Readiness Initiative

The Town of South Hill was awarded $59,251 from the Southside Economic Development Program on January 7, 2014 in order to perform due diligence studies at two (2) industrial parks: Hillcrest Business Park and Interstate Industrial Park. Both parks are in excellent condition and have been identified as very marketable properties in accordance with a recent site analysis performed by Timmons Group for the Virginia Growth Alliance. However, the site analysis identified the need for several due diligence studies in order to upgrade the parks to a Tier 4-5 rated site, which is the desired ranking for prospect readiness.

Mecklenburg Industrial Site Readiness Initiative

The County of Mecklenburg was awarded $74,844 from the Southside Economic Development Program on January 7, 2014 in order to perform due diligence studies at two (2) industrial parks: Roanoke River Business Park and Lakeside Commerce Park. Both parks are in excellent condition and have been identified as very marketable properties in accordance with a recent site analysis performed by Timmons Group for the Virginia Growth Alliance. However, the site analysis identified the need for several due diligence studies in order to upgrade the parks to a Tier 4 rated site, which is the desired ranking for prospect readiness.

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