Liberty City Council approves two development plans

Liberty Industrial Holdings’ illustration of the 740,000 square-foot industrial building received approval from the Liberty City Council this week.

LIBERTY — The approval this week of Liberty Parkway Plaza’s final development plan along with the final plat approval could mean a manufacturing business may locate in the city as early as next year, said Hunter Harris, one of the lead partners from Liberty Industrial Holdings LLC.

“The first phase is for the 740,000-square foot building,” he said. “While we can’t talk about specific names, we are fielding lots of activity for the site. If one of these would transpire, it could mean more than 200 jobs for the area.”

The site is on the south side of South Liberty Parkway between U.S. Highway 69 and Plummer Road. The first site will include 236 parking stalls, 113 trailer spaces and 74 dock positions.

The Liberty Parkway Plaza, which was approved in early October by the Liberty City Council, is a mixed use industrial and commercial center. Harris and Liberty Industrial Holdings LLC. are proposing about 976,000 square feet in industrial and commercial space. The industrial area includes three buildings and the commercial area is eight service-oriented retail buildings.

The second significant development to receive the council’s approval this week is Wellington Senior Living Community. The council passed the final development plan and final plat for the 153-unit senior living community.

The community is on South Withers Road between Progress and Kent streets.

The plan is calling for 91 independent living apartments, 44 assisted living apartments and 18 memory care apartments.

Scott Auman, architect with Stark Wilson Duncan Architects Inc., said the team is currently working on the construction documents with anticipation of breaking ground in May.

“Completion of the project is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021,” he said.

Southeast Editor Kellie Houx can be reached at or 389-6630.

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