Project Profile

Project Owner: Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority (URA)

Chair – Michael D. Smith
Staff – Kelly Jo Drey, Resource Coordinator – 304-574-4258

Project Administration: Region 4 Planning and Development Council

John Tuggle – Executive Director

Project Engineer: Thrasher Engineering
H. Wood Thrasher – Owner
Chad Riley – Lead Engineer

Project Planning: Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas
David Hafley – Lead Planner
Molly Davis – Project Planner

Regional Development: New River Gorge Regional Development Authority
Chad Wykle – Executive Director

Site Specifications

1000 acres
Located off U.S. Route 19 at Appalachian Drive
*Within 500 miles of 66% of the U.S. population
Water provided by New Haven PSD/WV American Water
Wastewater treatment provided by Oak Hill Sanitary Board
Electric provider – Appalachian Power
Gas – Mountaineer Gas
Telecommunications (inc. Fiber-optics) – Frontier

Project funding committed to date:
West Virginia Economic Development grant Committee – $2 million
U.S. Economic Development Administration – $1.477 million
West Virginia Industrial Access Road Program – $800,000
West Virginia Infrastructure Council – $599,000
Fayette County Commission – $140,000

Development Specifications for Phase 1

Residential Land Use – 50 acres
30 homes
75 independent retirement units
48 assisted living units
Educational, Conference and Community Facilities Land Use – 15 acres
Community Building & Conference Center
Classroom Building
Tourism/Hospitality Training Learning Center
Environmental Learning Center
Manufacturing Land Use – 16 acres
Eight sites at two acres each

Overall Project Vision (based on Wolf Creek Park Market Analysis)

The development of Wolf Creek Park is based on finding a compatible balance of industrial, residential, educational, business, environmental and recreational components. A sensitivity to both the physical and functional integration of all components of the development is a key project objective.

As such, the “Wolf Creek Park Live, Learn, Work and Play Community” is designed around quality of life issues commonly identified as important by companies looking to expand or relocate to an area. Careful analysis of the economic and locational data yields significant opportunity to build a manufacturing base cluster which provides products to the local and east coast outdoor goods markets. Further, study indicates that a significant number of companies engaged in these enterprises place a very high priority on a “sense of place” where productive employees can have easy access to the outdoor activities associated with the use of these products.

Complementing with the manufacturing base which will anchor the Wolf Creek Park Community, are educational and training opportunities fitting homogenously with the outdoor products industry – an environmental research center focusing on water quality issues endemic to mountain streams and rivers (with associated learning opportunities for school groups); a hospitality training center which develops a quality employee base for the industry; an extreme sports training center which focuses on the physical training needs of elite athletes using the outdoor products manufactured at Wolf Creek Park while also providing opportunities to the general public to experience use of those goods; and quality housing reflective of not only the Wolf Creek Park environment, but also of Fayette County and southern West Virginia at large.
At build-out, Wolf Creek Park will contain the following components:

21 Manufacturing Sites ranging in size from 10 acres to one acre,
60 Single Family Home Sites ranging in size from 2 acres to ½ acre,
36 Town House Units (12 per acre),
Retirement Community with 75 individual units and 48 assisted units,
Extreme Sports Training Center with associated dorm, six cottages and a lodge,
Community Facility anchored around Hospitality Training Center, Environmental Learning Center and Community Building and Conference Center,
Retail Center of 5 plus acres with specialty products produced on site and to meet needs of workers and residents and the surrounding community.

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