Pine Regional Business & Technology Park
This document is the conceptual
development of a master plan for the Lonesome Pine Regional Business
& Technology Park (Park). As such, its intended use is to
aid the Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in
developing the proposed park in such a way as to attract potential
office and technology-based companies to the region.
Unlike a traditional industrial
park where the end result is a manufactured product, the primary
focus of a business and technology park is services rendered.
Because of the nature of this type of park, a "college campus"
arrangement is appropriate and has been used as the central theme
for this master plan. Parcels are laid out in such a manner as
to provide small 1.5 acre to 4.4 acre sites as well as large 20-plus
acre sites. Access is provided by boulevards and streets. Green
areas are dispersed throughout the Park and the streets resemble
a "small town" atmosphere.
The key to successful development
of this type of park is often dependent on employee well-being.
To address employee needs, amenities such as walking trails and
green areas are dispersed throughout the Park to aid in relieving
work related stress and tension. Recreation areas have been included
at the east and west boundaries of the Park. These recreation
areas will provide services to the employees and will efficiently
utilize areas of the site that are unsuitable for development
as building parcels. A Town Center has been included in the plan
to meet the needs of the employees and thus creating a benefit
for the employer as well. The Town Center is envisioned to include
related services such as a day care center, restaurant, and small
Business needs such as a training,
copying and faxing service centers are also a part of the master
plan and will provide support to smaller businesses located in
the Park. The plan also includes an incubator building intended
to aid small, growing businesses.
of probable project cost are provided for the infrastructure to
accommodate access and development of each parcel of the Park.
These costs are presented in independent segments in order to
provide for maximum flexibility in the Park development. The infrastructure
necessary to accommodate the ultimate development of the Park
includes water system improvements, a wastewater system, roads,
and stormwater management. These costs are presented in the Project
Costs section of this report. Costs for buildings and individual
site development are not included in this report since
these costs are site and tenant specific. An Infrastructure Site
Schematic included in
Appendix A of this report depicts the complete infrastructure
for which costs have been provided.