The Marshall County “shell” building project is moving right along with a groundbreaking ceremony planned for next month. The Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation yesterday signed the agreement to sell the land to the Marshall County Economic Development Commission to allow the project to move forward, and last week, the MCEDC board approved all the other documents necessary to proceed. According to MCEDC Executive Director Jay Bahr, there have been no recent snags and they expect to start construction soon.
The Redevelopment Commission and the Economic Development Commission entered into a lease agreement in a recent meeting and Garmong Construction will be constructing the building. The 45,000-square-foot building will be built in the Industrial Park and could be expanded to 135,000 square feet if an industry desires to expand.
The building, when constructed, will be “move-in” ready when completed. Bahr stated that this is a great way to attract industry, especially in a modern building; he explained that the development commission discovered that most of the new businesses that might be looking to come to the area want a building they can move right into. For that purpose, constructing a “shell” building allows it to be customized for any type of manufacturer that might want to move in.
Now that the land has been sold, Bahr said they will now just have to execute the signed agreements as well as the other agreements with the city of Plymouth Redevelopment Commission. After that, Bahr said he expects a groundbreaking in early August and construction to move on throughout the fall.