December 18, 2014

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Latest news: Details about $500 million quarry project revealed

The $500 million quarry project on the county`s west side will have a focus on nature and outdoor activities and eventually include about 1,000 homes ranging in price from $750,000 to $1.3 million, the developer and county officials announced today.
The quarry, which is being developed by the Los Angeles-based Industrial Reality Group, also will include amenities such as an equestrian center, hiking trails, rock climbing, boating, cross country skiing and other outdoor activities.
The project, which will be built largely in South Amherst and Amherst Township, is expected to be completed in the next seven to 10 years. At least some of the development will be open to the public, but much of it will be private and accessible only to residents.
The county estimates that the project will generate between 1,000 and 2,000 construction jobs while it is being built and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity.
County officials hope to begin building a $26 million sewer that will run from a waste water treatment plant on Lorain`s west side to the development in the spring and have promised IRG that it will be completed in two years.
The developer plans to begin pre-selling homes this spring as well.
For more details and reaction to the announcement, check out Wednesday`s Chronicle.