Certified Megasites

Certified megasites are sites within the CSX network that are ideal for large-scale development. In many cases, they are sponsored by CSX, certified by McCallum Sweeney Consulting and administered by various state departments of commerce or private developers.

The sites must meet stringent requirements before receiving certification. Property size, access to CSX rail service, proximity to an interstate highway, labor availability, natural gas, wastewater, and water infrastructures are all part of the minimum criteria necessary for a property to be considered as a megasite.  Additionally, each site undergoes a thorough environmental audit and geo-technical assessment.

McCallum-Sweeney Certified

  • Glendale, Ky.: 1,551 acre site strategically located in central Kentucky; 47 miles south of Louisville and 125 miles north of Nashville. 67% of the nation’s population is only a day’s drive away.
  • Bay Minette, Ala.: 3,020 acre site located in Baldwin County, Ala. Less than 50 miles from the Port of Mobile and half a mile from I-65. This site is expected to be certified in 2011.
  • Chinook Site in Indiana: 4,500+ acre property that straddles the Clay County-Vigo County border in west central Indiana. Chinook is the first property in Indiana to hold megasite certification. It is adjacent to I-70 and Terre Haute International Airport’s 9,020-foot primary runway.

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