The future is bright in Taylorville as multiple new developments could soon be coming to the city. Those projects were discussed Monday afternoon at a special board meeting of the Taylorville Development Association.
Mary Renner, Christian County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director and Doug McDermand, TDA Advisor have been working to secure federal EDA funding for an industrial park on Taylorville’s northwest side. The pair is “cautiously optimistic” about Taylorville receiving the grant, which would be worth about $537,000. Renner says the application put together was the best that it could have been for this grant.
In other news at the meeting, the new Taylorville TIF districts continues to progress. Once completed, that could result in the Cobblestone hotel group bringing a hotel to the city. Also, there is growing interest for a possible natural gas plant and other power plant options on Taylorville’s east side in the second TIF district being created. TDA Board President Ken Hart says all of this news is more positive news than the area has seen in a long time.
Hart says at the next meeting, he hopes to know whether Taylorville has received the EDA grant among other positive developments that could be in the works.