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IDA reviews revised Tryon layout

JOHNSTOWN — Members of the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board recently reviewed a revised layout for the Tryon Development Area.

The area encompasses plans for development related to the Tryon Technology Park in Perth, which the IDA owns.

Tryon Development Area is one of three areas that Fulton County officials have worked closely on the last few years. The others are the Hales Mills Development Area and the Vail Mills Development Area.

IDA Executive Director James Mraz said Wednesday that his board reviewed a revised layout for the Tryon Development Area. He said the original layout showed 100 acres with a length of road of 7,690 feet, although feedback indicated the density of development was too low.

Mraz said a revised layout for the Tryon Development Area now allows for 45 acres, with a 4,150-foot length of road. Triplex townhouses will include 19 lots with 57 units. There would be 86 units of apartments.

“It’s really not scaling it down,” Mraz said of the amended Tryon Development Area.

He said there is less acreage in the revised layout, but “density of development” at Tryon is actually being increased.

At its January meeting, the IDA board authorized C.T. Male Associates of Latham to revise and update the site plan for the entire park. The revision called for seven sites on 200 acres involving four million square feet of maximum building size. The largest maximum building size would be 1.5 million square feet with the smallest being 365,000 square feet.

In other business, the board discussed the Tryon Technology Park brochure. The brochure was prepared as part of the Tryon Targeted Industry Analysis Project. But officials feel the brochure is outdated because a proposed Regional Business Training and Incubator Center did not get created, the site plan was revised, the Tryon Development Area was revised, the Tryon website was eliminated, as well as other changes.

The IDA reviewed proposals from Room One Planning and Design, and Curtis Printing.

Room One Planning and Design prepared the layout of the original Tryon Technology Park brochure. The IDA received a $500 proposal from Room One to revise the layout of the brochure.

Curtis Printing printed the original brochure, estimating the fee to print 1,000 copies at $3,000.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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