OCEDA also authorized on April 9, the advertising of water, sewer and road improvements.
"We anticipate that probably no later than their June meeting, assuming the bids come in well, they will award that contract," Higgins said. "By mid to late summer you should start to see work out there."
Higgins said OCEDA authorized the advertising for the water tank, but they won't see it advertised yet, because they are waiting for grant funds to be awarded.
Higgins provided an update on the litigation, where it was expected to be concluded in June or July, but it will be closer to this fall due to extension requests by the other party.
Right now, Higgins said there are 80 acres of the front of the property zoned as a C2, which will allow distribution and logistics business to be placed there.
"We've got one that could be a very large company that is looking at that C2," Higgins said. "Job count can vary, it could be a low of 100 or as much as 300, we're still working with them."
In the next few weeks, Higgins said he anticipates a decision will be made.
The soon-to-be advertised water tank will hold half a million gallons of water. Higgins said the reason the tank needs to be built, even though there is plenty of water in the area, would be for fire protection.
Moving forward, Higgins said lots will start to be somewhat cleared to provide a better idea of what the property looks like to allow for better marketing.
In an upcoming meeting, Higgins said due to them not having a business history, he would like to work on a resolution for the city, county and OCEDA to provide them with their "marching orders.”
He said this will help when there needs to be a quick answer with consultants and they have a better understanding of what each entity wants before a decision is made.