County Trying To Get Ready For Growth In Eastern Davie

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 12, 2011

Eastern Davie County is ripe for development – but when it comes, it will present challenges for the county.
Providing sewer service is at the top of the list, and county officials approved funding a study of water and sewer options in the US 158/NC 801 corridor. Money will come from the water and sewer fund, and from the Davie County Economic Development Commission.
Ken White told fellow county commissioners that with Baptist opening a hospital in the area, which will include related development, and a major industrial site now ready on Baltimore Road – the need for infrastructure services is vital and timely.
The Baptist land on NC 801 at I-40 is already getting “a lot of inquiries” about potential development, White said, and the industrial site on Baltimore Road “has been elevated … to a mega site.”
“We must have a plan for water and sewer,” he said. “This could add hundreds of thousands of dollars to our tax base.”
Commissioner Richard …