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Project Announcement - Green Cove Development Group closes on the 23 acres that was formerly Gustafson Dairy

Project Announcement - Green Cove Development Group closes on the 23 acres that was formerly Gustafson Dairy

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.

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