Coweta approves access bridge to new southside industrial park

Coweta approves access bridge to new southside industrial park

The Coweta County Commission on Feb. 6 voted to approved the final agreement that will lead to the construction of a new access bridge over the CSX line to serve the large Bridgeport development along U.S. Highway 29 near Interstate 85.

Above, construction on Interstate 85. File photo.

The proposal to construct the access bridge of the CSX tracks came in December, but needed additional legal review before returning to commissioners for a vote on Feb. 6. The CSX line runs through a portion of the Bridgeport property along Old Highway 29.

Coweta commissioners last summer approved the development agreement for a portion of the massive Bridgeport industrial development along Hwy. 29 adjacent to I-85 on Newnan’s south side.

While Bridgeport encompasses approximately 1,000 acres, the development agreement is specific to the 684-acre area identified as Tract A, located on the west side of Hwy. 29.

Bridgeport is intended to be developed as a mix of industrial warehouse, distribution and manufacturing facilities and/or commercial or office uses, subject to market demand, the development agreement said.

Situated on 11 lots, Tract A plans show a total of 8.31 million sq. ft. of industrial space. Of that, the smallest lot shows a potential building of 153,000 sq. ft., while three other lots show facilities ranging over 1 million sq. ft. each.

The 684-acre tract includes 575.5 acres of buildable space.