The proposed project consists of the construction and operation of a 574,039 square foot industrial/distribution warehouse with cold storage (frozen) on approximately 32 acres at the southeast corner of 47th Street West and William J Barnes Avenue (see Figure 2). The proposed building would be centrally located within the project site and shifted slightly to the west. Construction would be partially concrete-tilt up and partially insulated metal to ensure the most efficient operation of the cold storage building and approximately 50 feet in height. Most of the building would be utilized for storage and distribution purposes; however, up to 40,000 square feet of the proposed building would be utilized for office space. The storage and distribution portions of the building would be for frozen storage and kept at -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Loading docks and trailer parking spaces would located on the north and south sides of the building. Employee and visitor parking would be located primarily on the eastern side of the building with ADA and EV charging spaces. Access to the project site would be from a driveway on 45th Street West at the southeast corner of the project site and a driveway located along on William J Barnes Avenue at the northeast corner of the project site.
In addition to the building and parking on the site, landscaping would be provided throughout including in the employee parking lot and around the perimeter of the site. Enhanced landscaping will be provided along the perimeter to screen the loading docks from public view. Other improvements on the project site would include a drainage basin along the northern portion of the property, lighting, fencing, and utility improvements. Roof-top solar and battery storage would be installed to the extent feasible.
Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to start in September 2023 and take approximately 13 months to complete ending in October 2024. Construction activities would occur Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., with construction not occurring on Sundays and holidays. No import or export of material is anticipated during construction. Excavated fill material would be utilized at a nearby project. The facility is anticipated to employ 221 individuals and could operate 24-hours per day.