“Strong conversations” toward the sale of industry park land

A developer has interest to acquire Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park, which remains empty near the county’s southern end. Janet Hartman, interim executive director of the Economic Alliance, confirms what she says are “strong conversations” with a developer who wants to buy the entire park, 322 acres off highway 59. Hartman says she’s not at liberty to say the purpose the developer has in mind. The matter arose this morning during a meeting of the county’s state “C” fund committee when committee member Tally Grant said to her, “Golden Corner, have you sold it yet?” After the meeting Hartman made this comment to 101.7/WGOG NEWS: “There are still strong conservations happening. There is interest in a developer purchasing the entire park. Those conversations continue. We have nothing confirmed or in writing at this point, so we continue to market the park to any other interested parties, but there is good conservation happening.” Oconee has spent years trying to find a tenant or tenants for the acreage. A couple of years ago, Oconee appeared close to attracting a major distribution center but, in the end, that operation chose a Spartanburg County location.