The walls have not even gone up yet, but the Rock Hill Economic Development Corp. already has a nonbinding agreement to purchase a speculative building in the Waterford business park.
City officials announced the possible agreement Tuesday. RHEDC is asking $2.3 million for the building. The offer is for $2.14 million, they said.
Construction of a 40,000-square foot speculative, or “spec,” building started in November. The building is a combined effort of the city, York County and the RHEDC.
The 15-acre site at the intersection of Dave Lyle Boulevard and Waterford Park Drive had for many years had a large mound of dirt. Crews have removed more than 43,000 cubic yards from the site. The dirt mound was from the construction of Waterford Park Drive.
The building is expected to be completed by March.
No details of the agreement were released other than the tenant could be an existing industry in Rock Hill.
City officials also said there is more interest in a private development of spec buildings in the area. Firms in Atlanta and Indiana have inquired about spec projects in Rock Hill, officials said.