The Sheridan City Council held a special session Monday, where they approved a resolution to move forward with a grant application through the Wyoming Business Council to provide infrastructure for the proposed High-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan. Forward Sheridan and City staff have been working on the grant application, that must be submitted to the Business Council by March 1st.
Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender says Council's approval was a step in the right direction.
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey explains that there is no better time than right now for making this happen.
Kinskey indicated that the High-Tech Park would provide the perfect location for a business looking for an off-site data storage center.
The High-Tech Park would be located on 38.5 acres of land north of Sheridan that was recently part of the Wrench Ranch annexation and subsequent land swap between the City and the Wrench Ranch. The City is requesting a total of $3 million in Business Ready Community grant funding through the Business Council. Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson said that it's a two phased grant request, with the first $1.5 million being for water and sewer, and the second $1.5 million for other infrastructure associated with the project. The Business Council will consider and act on the grant request this upcoming June.