Whitesburg KY

County wants ‘spec’ building

The Letcher County Fiscal Court is seeking $1 million in multi-county coal severance tax funds to build a new “spec building” a the Gateway Industrial Park in Jenkins.

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward said the Gateway Park Industrial Authority believes it has lost two prospective tenants because no spec building is available and said one needs to be built as a soon as possible. A spec building is a pre-constructed building that can be adapted to a number of uses for industrial or commercial purposes.

The court voted unanimously during a special meeting on March 2 to send a resolution to state government asking that funding for the building be approved.

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