Construction of a 40,000-square foot “spec” building officially got underway Tuesday at the Waterford Business Park in Rock Hill.
The building is a combined effort of the city, York County and the Rock Hill Economic Development Corp.
The site is at the intersection of Dave Lyle Boulevard and Waterford Park Drive.
For several years, the 15-acre site has had a large mound of dirt – more than 43,000 cubic yards – that was removed when Waterford Park Drive was constructed. The mound has been removed and two building sites have been graded.
The city has “serious prospects” for the spec building, said Stephen Turner, the city’s director of economic development.
The city’s price tag is $2.3 million, Turner said. The price doesn’t include a floor, a usual practice when constructing a building without knowing its final use, Turner said.
The building is expected to be completed by March.