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Projects Creating New Town in Oconee County

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August 14, 2008

By David Williams – Independent Mail

It’s being called the biggest thing to hit Oconee County since the nuclear station and Keowee Key and it’s going up on the site of what was the biggest thing in Oconee County.

Developer Tom Winkopp and Neal Workman, founder of Trehel Corporation, the Clemson-based design-build firm, updated more than 60 members and guests of the Oconee Alliance Thursday about the HighPointe and adjacent PointeWest projects.

When completed the two projects are projected to be home to more than 4,000 students, families plus citizens needing continuing care and the projects are being built on nearly 325 acres that was once the home to the WestPoint Stevens Clemson Complex on Hartwell Lake.

Workman, who helped organize the Oconee Alliance as a public-private partnership to promote Oconee County’s quality of life, said he and Winkopp were like a lot of developers when the textile giant closed the plant.

“It’s 1.2 million square feet,” Workman said. “First, we were thinking what to do with the building. No one needs a building that size any more in the United States, particularly in Oconee County. It has water and it has sewer.”

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