Burgess & Niple has partnered with American Electric Power (AEP) to help evaluate properties under their Quality Sites Program. The program identifies optimal project-ready sites for customer development across AEP’s 11-state territory. B&N’s in-depth site reviews help minimize risks, while saving potential developers time and money.
The sites have undergone extensive evaluation to ensure they meet AEP’s stringent readiness standards which are intended to minimize overall site location risk, save time and reduce site development costs.
B&N has conducted in-depth reviews of 31 sites in ten states. The sites were reviewed for numerous factors that are critical for industrial development projects, including:
- Property size and boundaries
- Confirmed availability of utilities
- Highway access
- Proper zoning for industrial usage
- Transparency of current land ownership and availability
- Environmental, geotechnical and archeological risks
AEP is actively marketing the sites and promoting them to site selectors globally. In Huntington, West Virginia, the Tri-State Aeroplex Industrial Park, which is adjacent to Tri-State Airport, is one of the B&N-reviewed sites that received an AEP Quality Site designation. Approximately three miles from Interstate 64, the site includes 95 acres that are ready for industrial development.