Dry Creek Business Park in Clovis is getting ready to expand.
The industrial and commercial development, located north of Herndon Avenue between Minnewawa and Highway 168, will grow by 44 lots on about 30 acres. Street improvements are underway and construction is expected to begin this month.
“We saw interest in the park once word got out on what’s going on there,” said Andy Haussler, Clovis deputy city manager. “Quite a few different businesses are looking to locate there.”
The land has always been an industrial area, Haussler said, which started to morph into an actual industrial warehouse and office park in the early 2000s.
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Clovis leaders recognized the potential for a industrial park in the area because of its zoning and location, but the city was unable to piece the individually-owned properties together, according to a Clovis Independent story that ran in 2007.
Clovis native Eddie Simpson, who ran Dry Creek Pipeline Co. nearby, stepped in and negotiated with his neighbors to assemble a bunch of the land and create the park where the first business opened in 2006, the story said. The development started with 13 acres of land and attracted businesses like Constar Supply, a construction supply company, Ferguson plumbing and SCP Distributors, a pool supplier.
Phase two will be built east of the existing businesses. Professional service firms like engineering companies are interested, Haussler said. There is a company that has applied for a conditional use permit for a medical facility on eight to 10 acres, he said.
The ground work should be completed this winter with the first buildings to start construction early next year.