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Humboldt Business Park Phase I project nears completion

Brownfield site is being redeveloped

September 25, 2012
By ROBERT WOLF ( , Messenger News

DAKOTA CITY - The first phase of the Humboldt Business Park project should be completed by the middle of November, according to Alissa Reinholdt, economic development director with the Humboldt County Development Association. Reinholdt addressed the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Monday.

Located on the north edge of Humboldt along the east side of U.S. Highway 169, the former hazardous waste site has been cleaned up with the help of federal funds and is being turned into a business park.

A building on the site was demolished in 2007. The HCDA formally acquired possession of the site in 2011.

"We are pretty excited. It's a good project. It should be finished by Nov. 15," Reinholdt said.

Phase One involves four lots and a road to the lots. The foundation for a spec building is expected to be laid before winter and the building should be completed by the end of spring or early summer, she said. The building will occupy one of the lots. The other three will be up for sale.

A retention pond at the side is nearly completed.

"We have a lot of primarily existing industry looking at expanding that are interested in the highway frontage which is something we haven't had before," Reinholdt said. "Hopefully by spring we will have seen some activity out there."

Board members expressed their approval of the project.

"We have gone a long way from an unsightly building," Supervisor Harlan Hansen said.



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