In colloquial terms, there is apparently a fish in the river, an industrial fish that might be larger than the largest catfish pulled from the Coosa River.
According to the DRI filing, which was posted on the DCA website late Monday, the project would encompass some 1.4 million square feet at the new North Floyd Industrial Park, a 375-acre tract at the intersection of Georgia Highways 140 and 53 northeast of Rome.
Floyd County Assistant Manager Blaine Williams, who filed the documents with the state, called the project a regional warehouse and distribution type of project.
The primary impact of the project would involve truck traffic in and out of the center. The widening of Highway 140, which is expected to be one of the projects on a regional transportation sales tax wish list, would be a plus to the ultimate end user.
At this time, neither Williams nor Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce President Al Hodge are ready to release the name of the industrial prospect.
Williams said the project would not be a major user of either water or wastewater. Floyd County is in the process of extending water service to the new industrial park and the city of Rome has agreed to extend sewer service to the site, based on the needs of the first major tenant.
Just last week, both the Rome Floyd County Development Authority and the Development Authority of Floyd County approved recommendations from an Industrial Site Task Force regarding improvements to the new North Floyd Industrial Park to make it look more like an industrial park and less like a cow pasture.
The DRI report indicates that the anticipated completion date would be April 2013.