31 May Project Announcement - Green Cove Development Group closes on the 23 acres that was formerly Gustafson Dairy May 31, 2016 By Laura Pavlus Expansions and Relocations, General, News clay county, clay, clay county florida , economic development, clay county economic development, job creation 0 Project Raven (Green Cove Development Group, LLC) has closed on the purchase of 23 acres in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida. The property is locally known as the former Gustafson Dairy. Alan Bock, the principal of Green Cove Development Group, contacted Clay Florida Economic Development Corporation in May of 2015 to help him find suitable real estate to open a concrete paver manufacturing facility in Clay County. Alan is the owner of Midstate Oil (an oil recovery and recycling company) in Baltimore, MD, and purchased a home in Ponte Vedra last year. Alan recognized an opportunity to take advantage of the strong housing recovery in Northeast Florida and beyond, and decided to open a concrete paver facility. After researching the Northeast Florida region, he focused on Clay County in particular because of the construction of the First Coast Expressway (FCX). After several months of searching and several false starts, he was able to purchase 23 acres of the former dairy site. The Clay BCC approved the change in zoning from the AG dairy use to Heavy Industrial in January 2016. In addition to manufacturing concrete pavers, the company will also offer other hard-scape related products and services. The approximate capital investment is $2.5M and Alan projects 10-12 direct manufacturing jobs initially at his facility. There will also be significant additional economic benefit from the indirect jobs related to deliveries, suppliers, etc. The company will also be a consumer of all related utilities, and will require all typical business-related services such as insurance, accounting, and IT support. Alan’s business will use only a small portion of the 23 acre site, and he is already recruiting other tenants to Clay County’s newest industrial park. We look forward to Alan Bock’s latest venture becoming another successful company in Clay County. Attached Files Green Cove Development Group Site 967.53 KB Related Officials Look to Spring Park Project as Key Piece in Economic Development GREEN COVE SPRINGS | The natural spring that is key to the city’s historic past could help lock in its future, say Green Cove Springs leaders and economic development officials projecting new business and industry could come into the community just as the mineral water now flows through Spring Park into the adjacent St. Johns River. Green Cove Springs Prepares for Population Boom GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. - The small Clay County town of Green Cove Springs is preparing for a population explosion. The outer beltway project is planned near Green Cove Springs and it will bring more people and more traffic along with it. Florida's Fastest-Growing Natural Gas Supplier is Coming to Green Cove Springs After more than a year of negotiations and discussions, one of Florida's fastest-growing natural gas suppliers is ready to lay pipe here. Green Cove Springs on the Verge of Boom Officials in Green Cove Springs are encouraged by the recent news that Vallencourt Construction Co. will move its headquarters to the old Ace Hardware in the city’s downtown from its former location at 1701 Blanding Blvd. north of Middleburg, shown here. Solar Farm Set for South of the City of Green Cove Springs A 425 acre Magnolia Springs Solar Energy Center is proposed for south of Green Cove Springs. Florida Power and Light has purchased the large parcel of land near Leno Road and Haller Airpark. Construction of the project will produce 200 to 300 local jobs for the 7 to 9 months construction period. Budding Theatre Company Vying to Purchase Idle Clay Theatre in Green Cove Springs Elaine Smith wants to transform the renowned Clay Theatre in Green Cove Springs, FL into a venue for actors, playwrights and artists of all kinds. She just has to raise $350,000. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.