I-4 tech corridor
The I-4 tech corridor proposal will suck the life out of economic development in other areas of unincorporated Hillsborough County.
SouthShore Corporate Park in Ruskin has already been approved for 4.4 MILLION square feet of light industrial space which could employ 10,000 people. The problem is that it is located in the long-ignored I-75 corridor. The I-4 Economic Corridor Study refers to a review of the I-75 Corridor Study and dismisses the area as “primarily residential and retail development” and “Little land remained for higher wage employment.”
The I-75 corridor plan however clearly states “Large tracts of undeveloped land in proximity to I-75’s interchanges make the corridor area location well suited for expansion of the growing research, light industrial and corporate office sectors of the county economy.”
Are we reading the same reports?
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen