Field of Dreams project developer requests nearly a quarter of a million dollars in waived development fees


Field of Dreams project developer requests nearly a quarter of a million dollars in waived development fees

Project Field of Dreams, an auto-parts manufacturing facility currently still in the works, has requested the city of Spring Hill waive development fees for its first phase of construction, which  would be approximately $240,364.

The proposed location of the facility. Photo courtesy of the City of Spring Hill.

The request will be discussed during the work session meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen at 6 p.m. Monday evening. The resolution will  potentially be voted on later this month.

Project Field of Dreams saw multiple approvals from the BOMA last month, such as its final plat, preliminary plat and site plan. The 145,000 square foot facility would be located at 3555 Cleburne Road, just northeast of Spring Hill Middle School.

The developer behind Project Field of Dreams says the facility will employ 134 workers with an average salary of roughly $42,000. The developer also plans to make improvements to the sewer line at an estimated cost of $315,000, as well as improvements to Cleburne Road, at an estimated value of $1,300,000.

Alderman Matt Fitterer spoke in opposition to the proposal in a video posted on social media, saying he would vote against resolution.

“This is the money we need to build water and sewer facilities, and also build roads,” Fitterer said in the video. “This resolution proposes that we’re going to cancel that development fee to the tune of a quarter million dollars. I think that’s wrong in so many different ways. There’s absolutely no reason to give development a quarter million dollar break.”

The work session meeting of the BOMA is held at City Hall at 199 Town Center Parkway at 6 p.m., and is open to the public.

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