LELAND — The Town of Leland has received a voluntary annexation petition that has enormous economic development potential.
The petition covers nearly 220 acres, roughly a third of the land in the Leland Innovation Park. Despite the name, the park currently sits outside the town’s corporate limits — but the annexation could give Leland a major foothold in the park, an economic victory for the town, even if no one immediately builds on the land.
Thursday, Leland Town Council voted to authorize the town clerk to review a voluntary annexation petition from WCM Enterprises, LLC.
Just two small areas in Leland are currently zoned industrial in Leland’s C-3 Commercial Trucking District: one 8.4-acre area off Division Drive and one 3-acre parcel within the industrial park. Upon accepting the 220-acre area in the park, the town will create a new industrial