Stories tagged with: Mike Jacoby

October 22, 2013 - 6:13pm
39 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority is looking to possibly redevelop older properties in the city or county.

The project is still in the early phases. Right now the Port Authority is identifying key properties that have potential to be redeveloped but may have environmental contamination.

"We spent the majority of the meeting talking about whether or not we should apply for some Brownfield Assessment money,” said Executive Director of ZMCPA, Mike Jacoby....

August 27, 2013 - 4:46pm
47 weeks 6 days ago

The first sale discussed was 3.3 acres near the airport which is to be sold to Big R Trucking and the second will be sold to City Tire.

"We received a donation of about 6.1 acres from the county. It's excess land near the sheriff's office and juvenile detention facility and we'll sell that to KFJ Enterprises," explained Executive Director of ZMCPA, Mike Jacoby.

Jacoby also gave an update on the status of the port authority's finances, saying they are in pretty good...

July 3, 2013 - 11:59am
1 year 3 weeks ago

The Transportation Improvement District plans to apply for funding to help with an area bridge project.

The Grantcliff Bridge needs replaced. It's a multi-year project that requires gas line relocation and right of way that needs to be acquired. The Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 encouraged the TID to apply for a $250,000 grant to help fund the project.

"If something were to happen to that bridge the bridge would be out a while," said TID Member Mike...

May 15, 2013 - 3:14pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby updated the Port on work going on at the Eastpointe Industrial Park.

A rail project is currently underway on Innovation Way in the southern half of the Eastpointe Park. Jacoby said they've started to move the pavement to expand the rail line.

They've also received estimates for new signals. The cost to the Port Authority will be around $215,000 while the rail commission will pay for the other signals on the rail extension portion of...

May 15, 2013 - 3:04pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

A company wants to join with the Muskingum County Port Authority to market the area to foreign investors.

The Hicks Partners from Columbus are applying with the government to take part in the EB5 program. EB5 lets those in foreign countries invest in American companies. In return the investors will receive a Green Card if at least ten jobs are created for every $500,000.

The Hicks Partners currently have partnerships in Columbus, Lucas and Stark Counties, but want to branch into...

April 24, 2013 - 11:53am
1 year 13 weeks ago

Muskingum County continues to market itself to potential businesses.

Recently the Port Authority attended a broker's open house in Pittsburgh to show off land, office and manufacturing space available in Muskingum County.

They worked to target those in the Marcellus Shale development, who may have an interest in our area with Utica Shale. They'll continue to market the area along with 15 other counties in Columbus.

"If you aren't doing that it's really hard for people...

March 27, 2013 - 5:34pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District board is going to stay just the way it is.

Back in January the board considered ending the local TID group because there were no projects in the works yet the program still had annual expenses, plus the state funding structure had recently changed. So they used these two months to do research and come back with evidence of how the TID is positive for area projects.

Board Member Mike Jacoby said,  "We talked about...

March 20, 2013 - 12:54pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville and the Port Authority move closer to a deal to market two pieces of property.

The acreage near the airport includes 28 acres of city owned property and eight acres of property owned by the Port Authority. Since the properties adjoin each other the plan is to sell it as one unit.

"With a lot of the activity begin east of us in the oil and gas industry it will be nice to have a site very close to the interstate where there is a lot of...

January 16, 2013 - 1:52pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

More research is being done on a job ready site in the Eastpointe Industrial Park.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority received $6,000 from American Electric Power. The grant money supports economic development and in this case will be use to collect soil samples on a section of property at Eastpointe. It's important to get these samples because most of that area is former strip mine.

"We had a company that looked at that site and was serious about that site only...

January 9, 2013 - 1:01pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District is fighting for its future.

Board Member Mike Jacoby said the state funding structure has changed and the costs of state audits are putting the organization in a financial pinch. Each year they pay up to $10,000 for the audit and a financial conversion.

"Our hope is that in the next state budget there's more meaningful assistance for TIDS to undertake good project," said Mike Jacoby. "That's not going to be...

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