The long-delayed business park project in Tilton will see work start at the site in the coming days.
© Photo by Nicholas Mercer/The Compass
The site of the Veterans Memorial Business Park is scheduled to see additional work begin in the next week to 10 days.
Karwood Realty owner Hubert Hussey expects to have heavy machinery on the site in the next week and a half to start the next phase of the project.
“The pegs are down for the road and I’m heading out there this afternoon to see what equipment I need,” he said when contact this afternoon (June 17).
The proposed Veterans Memorial Business Park, located near the intersection of Veterans Highway (Route 70) and Route 73, on the Spaniard's Bay side of the highway, has seen its share of delays since the mega project was first announced in 2010.
Once the announcement had been made, it took very little time for the 270-acre site to clear of any forest on the site.
Then, Spaniard's Bay announced its plans to borrow up to $3.8 million to install water and sewer infrastructure to the park boundary in September of 2012.
However, there had been very little work done on the site until Karwood Realty took over the project in October 2013.
The Paradise-based realty giant started work in November by shifting the power grid in anticipation of other work being done.
Over the last week, motorists in the Conception Bay North will have noticed a set of new signs along the highway.
They warn of blasting and other construction set to take place.
“Within the next week to 10 days, at the most, we’ll have gear on the site working and it’ll be onward from there,” said Hussey.