Hudson Companies awarded Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds to develop shovel ready sites

Hudson Companies embarks on a new project that will attract area businesses to shovel ready development sites in Mercer County.

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GROVE CITY – A $500,000 state grant awarded to a local company will help create a 67-acre business park near Grove City.

The business park will be in Pine and Findley townships along Route 58, also known as Mercer-Grove City Road, next to Jerry Taylor Ford. The land is owned by Hudson Land Investments LP, which will develop the site. Hudson Land is a division of The Hudson Cos., based in Hermitage.

The grant, which was awarded Friday, comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and will be used to bring in utilities such as water and sewers.

In all the initial project will cost around $2 million, said Tyler Hudson, a partner in the firms.

“We want to create shovel-ready sites for businesses to settle here,’’ Hudson said.

In addition to being close to interstates 79 and 80, the property has 1,300 feet that fronts Route 58, he added. The land is roughly evenly divided between Pine and Findley townships.

Farmed for years, the vacant land is commercially zoned.

“We’re looking to have business and technology offices there,’’ Hudson said. “We’re looking to create business and job opportunities.’’

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