Seaford proposes business park, asks county for help

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GEORGETOWN — Seaford officials say interest in undeveloped city-owned land has spurred an initiative that includes a partnership pitch to Sussex County.“Seaford has always been a draw for jobs for western Sussex dating all the way back to the river and then the railroad and then DuPont. We have great belief that this opportunity in Seaford is great, and this company that is wishing to build these buildings is going to be very successful,” said Seaford Mayor David Genshaw. “So we’re looking and seeking a partnership with Sussex County.”
David Genshaw
Mayor Genshaw and Seaford City Manager Charles Anderson presented the city’s Western Sussex Business Campus proposal to county officials during Tuesday’s County Council meeting.Overall, the plan is to develop the 100 acres of land off Herring Run Road in three phases.“We have tried to market this property for years with no luck,” said Mayor Genshaw. “What really happened was a developer that I have known for 25 years and builds industrial parks, we met back in March to look at that property. A few months ago, they made us an offer on half of it.“We have a letter of intent, that is what we are …

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