A 90-acre field of potential
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Pitt-Greenville Airport is enlisting the help of city, county and ECU officials to create more jobs north of the Tar River in the coming decade.
Airport officials want to create a commercial/industrial development — the PGV Commerce/Technology Park — on 90 acres of property the airport authority purchased for $1.8 million in 2011. The development would generate revenue for the airport and provide services and jobs for people living in northern Pitt County, said Betty Stansbury, Pitt-Greenville Airport executive director.
"We are looking for partners to help us develop the property," Stansbury said. “We have talked with the city and county economic development people, officials with ECU and are looking to talk with Vidant as well ... we are looking at any unmet needs in the community that they be able to identify.”
The airport purchased the property along Belvoir Highway, or N.C. 33 West, east of Oak Grove subdivision to prevent development that would clash with the airport's flight patterns, such as housing, a school or church.
Officials then began to think how the land could be used to generate revenue and stimulate commercial and perhaps light industrial growth.
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