Bessemer City welcomes 118-acre business park, Edgewood 85

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Bessemer City wants to see more jobs coming into the area with the development of an 118-acre business campus park called, Edgewood 85 Commerce Park.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing more foot traffic in,” said City Manager James Inman.

Charlotte-based commercial real estate company Trinity Capital Advisors bought the $790,800 property with plans to build an industrial park consisting of four industrial buildings.

Charlotte-based commercial real estate company Trinity Capital Advisors plans to build an 118-acre industrial park, Edgewood 85, in Bessemer City.
Charlotte-based commercial real estate company Trinity Capital Advisors plans to build an 118-acre industrial park, Edgewood 85, in Bessemer City.

The park will take up 1 million square feet and be located along Edgewood Road near Exit 13 on I-85.

Inman says that Trinity Capital has yet to release the names of its tenants in the park, but plans to include many distribution and manufacturing centers in the park for large businesses.

“We’re hoping that the project recruits a lot of restaurants, store and bring in more traffic,” said Inman.

Edgewood 85 will have more square footage than all the businesses combined within Bessemer City's Southridge Business Park, Inman says.

The Southridge Business Park began in 1998 and continues adding businesses to the area.

Some of these businesses include manufacturers of large corporations like Dole Foods and electronics and automotive manufacturers.

"This property was already zoned for industrial use for the last 15 years so that made this process move pretty quickly," said Bessemer City's Director of Administration Joshua Ross.

Bessemer City, Gaston County's Economic Development Commission and Clarion Partners, LLC began working together over the last six months to develop the park.

Inman says Trinity Capital's next steps include presenting a site plan before Bessemer City City Council for approval.

The commercial real estate company will be developing the land and recruiting manufacturers for the business park.

Inman expects the company to begin construction in the next six months.

Reach Janiya Winchester at 704-869-1842 or jwinchester@gannett.com

This article originally appeared on The Gaston Gazette: Bessemer City welcomes business park called Edgewood 85 Commerce Park