RFQs sent to 70 developers for Knowledge Park project

Posted February 25, 2013 7:54 pm | Filed under Downtown Renewal, Featured, Local News

The public-private partnership to develop the area between downtown Rock Hill and Winthrop University into a Knowledge Park is moving along full speed ahead.

Requests for qualifications have been sent and Rock Hill Economic Development Director Stephen Turner says they  were sent to developers the Economic Development Corporation has come to know over the past two years.

Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company President Fred Faircloth, who is a member of the Knowledge Park Leadership Group, says this effort is different than typical mixed-use development projects.

Family Trust Federal Credit Union president and Chief Executive Officer Lee Gardner is building a headquarters in the park.  Gardner says part of his role is involvement.

The deadline for submitting requests for qualifications is April 8th.

The Knowledge Park Leadership Group will review those Requests for Qualifications.