Supervisors approve subdivision plat for Stanton Technology Park
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has helped the proposed technology park in Stanton surpass another hurdle.
The supervisors held a public hearing and later approved a subdivision plat, pictured above, for the Stanton Technology Park Subdivision at its meeting Jan. 31.
The Stanton Resource Center will be the first business in the technology park. The location on Highway 34 offers easy access, and is approximately 40 miles to I-29 and I-80.
“The park can be developed in full, or subdivided to meet the developer's needs. The park will be served with robust, reliable, and redundant fiber optic symmetrical broadband service through Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, which will accommodate business heavily reliant on technology and connectivity,” Stanton Community Development Director Jenna Ramsay said.
At the Feb. 21 meeting of the supervisors, Ramsey was again before the supervisors to discuss support of a U.S. Department of Transportation Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant application.
“This is a grant we’re working to apply for to work on the road in the technology park and Prospect Street, along the technology park. We’re not here asking for funds, simply a resolution of support for the grant,” commented Ramsey.
Dirt work is already underway on the project. The first focus is getting the daycare complete. Bids are set to go out in the spring, with work to begin this summer.
The supervisors approved the resolution of support unanimously. Under the resolution, the supervisors recognize the significance of the technology park.
The supervisors also understood the RAISE grant application supported job creation and attraction to the Midwest region, and enhanced the quality of life through daycare expansion, trail development, and the two housing subdivisions of the surrounding regional area.
Ramsay further added they have put out feelers to draw interested parties to the location to build.
“We've have been listed on a statewide network looking to attract businesses. We also are working with the Iowa Area Development Group. Recently, we were given a Ripple Effect Award in the amount of $8,500 for a 3D model to help us with some renderings and 3D capabilities to advertise even more,” stated Ramsey.
The total project will take up to three to five years to complete.