WILLMAR — Things are moving ahead quickly for developing a 145-acre intermodal distribution center in the Willmar Industrial Park.
The Willmar City Council on Monday approved a public hearing to take place at its June 5 meeting for the sale of land to Midwest & Bluegrass Rail for the development of what has previously been called the Willmar Rail Park by Aaron Backman, executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.
Connected to the Willmar Wye railroad bypass on the west side of the city, this development will be constructed just west of the new FedEx facility in the Willmar Industrial Park. Brian Miller, chief operating officer for Midwest & Bluegrass Rail, has already signed the agreement to purchase the 145 acres for $1.16 million, or $8,000 per acre.
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