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By: Staff Writer
Posted: 07/10/2019 9:24 AM
The Town of Morris has announced that after months of discussion and negotiation, it has acquired 40 acres of industrial land within the community’s ring dike.
"We are very happy to have had this result due to the hard work of council. It was so important to see how every member of council supported this investment in our community, as we all understood how vital growing our industrial and tax base is," said Mayor Scott Crick in a press release.
Already the beneficiary of solid highway and railway access, Morris has sought a suitable area for industrial development, which has been seen as the "last barrier" stopping industry from settling in the community.
The land is located at the southwest corner of Stampede Drive and Two-Mile Road. Currently used as farmland, the town will take ownership of the land this fall.
The land, which is being purchase at a price of $550,000, is also viewed by the town to have excellent connectivity to both Highway 75 and Highway 23.
The mayor added that the land purchase is only a first step, noting that additional work will be required to bring in services and have the property "build-ready" to ensure future growth.
Plans in that regard will be part of council’s strategic planning this fall, with development of the property being made a priority for 2020.
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