Construction is underway at the Project Goliath site at 1200 Battery Brooke Parkway.
County officials have been hush-hush on providing details on the project because the county Economic Development Authority was involved. However, a construction supervisor at the site last week confirmed that vacuum company Bissell is building on the 41.6-acre site.
A site plan was approved by the county July 12. The plan calls for a 431,200-square-foot one-story warehouse and a 5,600-square-foot office in the James River Industrial Center east of Interstate 95 and south of Willis Road.
Parking for 70 employees in Phase I and 20 employees in phase II is also included in the plan, which has 150 total parking spaces.
Bissell’s project will help replace the failed Tranlin project on a 58-acre site on Willis Road.
Shandong Tranlin Paper, a Chinese pulp
But because the company had only repaid $150,000 of a $5 million state grant, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership filed a lien on the property and was placed first in line late last year, according to VEDP attorney Sandra Jones McNinch. The property was purchased for more than $3 million, so the lien secures a majority of Tranlin’s remaining obligation, she said.
The partnership’s board of directors voted to direct Attorney General Mark Herring to collect monies