Tax break approved for property near airport

A new office building planned off County Line Road in Greenwood has been granted a tax break.

The 13-acre property near the city airport has remained empty for a decade while other office buildings were constructed around it. But developers want to build five 24,000-square-foot office buildings on the property with room for up to eight businesses each and storage space for each.

County Line Properties asked the city for a 10-year tax break on the first building set to be built, and the city council approved that tax break this week.

The developer could ask for tax breaks on future buildings as they are constructed, officials have said.

County Line Properties plans to invest $1.8 million in the first office building, and construction could begin yet this year.

The tax break was approved 8-1. Council member Bruce Armstrong voted against the measure.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.