Bowling Green, Ky., Sites to be Certified as Build-Ready
01 Dec, 2014
The two sites, totaling 33 acres, have met the qualifications, making the Transpark the first location in Kentucky to offer a pair of Build-Ready Sites. Electrical, water, sewer and gas, as well as fiber-optic cable, are already routed to the property lines. The Transpark also is home to the only CSX Select Site in Kentucky for top-tier rail freight capabilities.
The two Bowling Green sites are the second and third industrial sites to receive the certification. Gov. Steve Beshear celebrated the first designation – a site in Henderson in November.
In addition to shovel-ready sites and pre-existing buildings, communities now have the option of proactively preparing and marketing land to potential companies without assuming all the risk and cost of constructing a building. With a Build-Ready site, much of the work, besides actual construction, has already been completed, including having community control of the land to be developed, preparing a building pad (prepared ground/soil/environmental studies), conducting preliminary design work, including project costs and construction timeframes, obtaining approved site plan permits and having necessary utility and transportation infrastructure in place.
Communities that meet the minimum standards for each requirement of the Build-Ready program will drastically reduce the time it takes a company to select a site, construct a new building and begin operations. By expediting this timeline and putting companies in operation faster, communities make their sites more attractive to companies and site selectors.
Learn more about Build-Ready.
Image: Kentucky Transpark