Monday, March 8, 2010

Council to hear proposal for temporary RV camp at Midway Station during World Equestrian Games

The Midway City Council will hear a presentation Monday night from Nashville recreational-vehicle dealer Raymond Brody to set up a temporary RV campground at Midway Station before and during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Sept. 25 through Oct. 10.

Brody first made the proposal to the Woodford County Economic Development Authority, which owns the property, and Lexington developer Dennis Anderson, who has a contract to buy the failed industrial park and make it a commercial and residential development. It has a facility for disposal of domestic wastewater into the Midway sewer system. Stephen Burnett wrote in The Woodford Sun (not available online) that Brody offered EDA $30,000 for use of the property and that Mayor Tom Bozarth said the city "will likely charge some usage fees."

Brody told EDA that he would want access to the property in mid-August, to be ready for early arrivals. He indicated that he will run the campground under a contract with the World Equestrian Games and will provide his own 24-hour security and transporation for visitors to downtown Midway. Paraphrasing Brody, the Sun reported that he wanted to set up the campground in Scott County, where the Horse Park is located, but "ran into some obstacles," which he did not explain. He said Midway Station could accommodate 500 to 750 RVs. Click here for a map of the proposed sites.

The city council meets at 5:30 p.m. March 15 at City Hall. The agenda also includes bids for the old sewer plant, delayed from the last meeting, and creation of a Sister Cities program in which Midway would pair with one or more towns in another nation for cultural and other exchanges.

1 comment:

Sara said...

500 - 700 RVs. That would be a small preview of what 500-700 of Dennis Anderson's houses would be like.