Site Characteristics & Location
- 1,600 publicly controlled acres available for development on a fast-track program – can be fully developed in 12 months
- Tier 4 Virginia Business ready certified site
- Only Megasite in Virginia, North Carolina, or Maryland certified by CSX with Interstate frontage
- Located within a day’s drive of 50 metropolitan areas and almost two-thirds of the nation’s population
- Easy access to Interstate 95 and other major roadways, CSX rail, ports, and air travel
- 2 MGD water and sewer capacity available
- Located in the southeast’s “aerospace triangle” – CCAM (Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing) near Petersburg, VA; Honda Aero, Inc. in Burlington, NC; GE Aviation in Greenville, SC; and Boeing in North Charleston, SC
- Located on I-95, 60 minutes south of Richmond, 90 minutes west of Norfolk, 90 minutes northeast of Raleigh NC
The Greensville County Water and Sewer Authority provide water services in partnership with the City of Emporia. MAMaC currently has a 16” water line located along Otterdam Road that will serve the site. Potable and raw water supply is available. With the water treatment plant upgrade expected to be completed in 1Q 2025, up to 6 mgd treated water will be available. The water availability is supported by a newly constructed raw water reservoir in Greensville County.
The Greensville County Water and Sewer Authority provides sewer services to the site. Construction of a 24″ sewer line for service to the site has been completed. Capacity is available today and will increase with the completion of wastewater treatment plant upgrades. Upgrades to the plant will take approximately 15 months and will provide 1.5 mgd sewer availability.
Electricity is provided by Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC). Time-of-Day Rates and Interruptible Rates are offered to industrial users. MEC can have 10 MW delivered to the site in 12 months or less and 100+MW will be available by the end of 2025.
Natural gas service is available through Columbia Gas of Virginia. TransCanada Natural Gas Pipeline is approximately 2 miles west of the site. An extension to MAMaC will be complete in 12 to 18 months.
Verizon, a leader in voice, data and video communications, provides advanced telecommunications services to MAMaC. Broadband service is provided by Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative, which offers the latest fiber-optic technology for today’s business needs.
Transportation & Logistics
MAMaC is a premier location for industry providing a superior transportation network and a central position in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The site is within 90 miles of several major metropolitan areas and within a day’s drive of almost two-thirds of the nation’s population. An outstanding road network provides easy access to port and air services, allowing a gateway to national or international markets.
Located in the southeast’s “aerospace triangle,” MAMaC is near CCAM (Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing) near Petersburg, VA; Honda Aero, Inc. in Burlington, NC; GE Aviation in Greenville, SC; and Boeing in North Charleston, SC.
- Interstate 95 is the major north-south corridor on the east coast, connecting major metropolitan areas such as Miami, FL, Washington D.C., New York City and Boston. MAMaC has over 1.3 miles of road frontage along I-95 with access via two interchanges (Numbers 13 and 17).
- Interstate 85 is conveniently located less than 40 miles west of MAMaC, connecting Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and metropolitan areas along the Gulf of Mexico.
- US Route 58 is an east-west corridor providing access to the Port of Virginia to the east and Virginia’s mountains to the west.
- Newly upgraded Otterdam Road provides a direct entryway onto Interstate 95.
- The CSX “National Gateway” rail line is located adjacent to the site and is CSX’s main line rail to serve the east coast. The proposed on-site rail layouts will allow for a unit train to ingress and egress the site with minimal disruption to the main line rail.
- CSX has 21,000 miles of track, access to 70 ports, and nationwide trans loading and distribution services.
The Port of Virginia is about 75 miles east of MAMaC and easily accessible via road or rail. As the third largest container port on the U.S. East Coast, it offers the following advantages:
- Global service from more than 75 international shipping lines with 3,000 sailings annually to more than 250 ports in 100 foreign countries
- The deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast, capable of handling the largest vessels afloat and the next generation of mega ships
- Large volume cargo-containerized, breakbulk, heavy lift, roll-on/roll-off, LASH, liquid, and dry bulk facilities
The Port of Richmond is multimodal freight and distribution center located about 60 miles north along interstate I-95. Features include:
- Service to northern Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, Iceland, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America
- Service for ocean-going vessels up to 525 feet plus and drawing up to 22 feet
- 300,105 square feet of covered warehouse capacity with 34 acres of open storage
The Richmond International Airport is a short 60-minute drive away and provides both passenger and cargo services:
- Passenger service is provided by seven major airlines. About 200 daily flights provide non-stop and connecting service to major domestic and international destinations.
- Richmond International Airport is one of the busiest air cargo facilities in the nation. On average, 140 million pounds of cargo are handled annually through freight and air express services.
The Raleigh Durham International Airport is approximately a 90-minute drive away and provides both passenger and cargo services:
- Passenger service is provided by ten major airlines. About 400 daily flights provide non-stop and connecting service to major domestic and international destinations.
- Freight and air express services are available.
The Norfolk International Airport is approximately a 90-minute drive away and provides both passenger and cargo services:
- Passenger services with six major airlines. About 250 daily flights provided non-stop and connecting service to major domestic and international destinations.
- Freight and air express services are available.
MAMaC is a 1,600-acre flat greenfield site that is cleared and ready for development. All major environmental reports have been completed. Construction can begin within a matter of months.
- ESA: A Phase I environmental study has been completed and no known environmental hazards were uncovered.
- Wetlands Delineation and Jurisdictional Determination: All wetlands delineations have been completed and confirmed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Site plans for buildings up to 10,000,000 square feet have been designed and negotiated for wetland mitigation (see detailed site map for more details).
- Threatened and Endangered Species: Research and discussions indicate that there are likely no threatened or endangered species present on the MAMaC site due to a lack of suitable habitat for two identified species.
- Cultural Resources: A preliminary cultural resources evaluation found no on-site or near off-site cultural resources.
The CSX Select Site designation indicates “green light” properties along the CSX network where projects can move forward rapidly because all known risk factors have been identified and potential issues resolved.
To receive the CSX Select Site designation, the sites – from 100 to 1,000 acres – must meet a rigorous list of key criteria, including infrastructure and utility availability, environmental reviews, appropriate zoning and entitlement, air quality permitting, rail serviceability, proximity to highways or interstates and other attributes.
MAMaC is the largest CSX certified site with interstate frontage and the only one in Virginia.