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Onslow County commissioners to consider project at next meeting that could produce 100 new jobs

Aerial view of site for proposed project at Burton Park
Onslow County Communications
Aerial view of site for proposed project at Burton Park

Onslow County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at their next meeting to consider an economic development project that will provide at least 100 new jobs above the county’s median wage. PRE’s Meredith Radford has more.

If approved, the county would have an agreement with Trask Land Company, Incorporated to construct a 50,000 square foot medical office building and three other retail buildings at the Burton Industrial Park, which lies between Richlands and Jacksonville.

At the April 18 meeting, the commissioners will consider economic development incentives that would equal the cost of the land to be purchased from the county if the deal goes through. The buildings are estimated to cost over $13 million to construct. The commissioners will also consider selling two tracts of land of about 16 acres total at Burton Park for close to $1 million.

Public comment will be allowed during the 6 p.m. meeting before the commissioners vote on the project.

For Public Radio East, I’m Meredith Radford.

Meredith Radford is a News Reporter for Public Radio East. She studied at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a degree in Journalism and Political Science. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, Meredith is excited to cover the area and contribute to the community. When not out reporting, she enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking as well as baking.