Dickson City, County Closer to Buying 54-Acre Site for Industry

Businesses have shown interest in a 54 acre property in the Dickson County industrial Park, leading the City of Dickson and Dickson County governments to work out a purchase of the property.

The Dickson City Council this month approved in a joint agreement with Dickson County government purchasing a 54-acre site on Sanker in the Dickson County Industrial Park for approximately $340,000 as well as half the buyer’s closing costs.

A second approving vote of the council is needed at a special- called meeting May 20 for the purchase to move forward.

The land is owned by Canterbury Properties and is referred to as “the Canterbury site” by local officials.

According to the ordinance, once the purchase is completed the property will be annexed by the City of Dickson and then turned over to the Industrial Development Board of Dickson County to promote for industrial development.

The revenue will be split between the city and county one the property is sold to leased.

City Administrator Rydell Wesson said at the May 6 council meeting that the site has been “getting a lot of interest.”

The county commission recently approved the applying fro a state Site Development Grant on the land to help pay for soil tests and other preliminary work.