CenterPoint Properties to Develop 380,944 SF Industrial Building in Chicago

by Kristin Harlow

CHICAGO — CenterPoint Properties has been selected by CRRC Sifang America Inc. to develop a 380,944-square-foot industrial building for the rail car manufacturer in Chicago. Located on 45 acres at 13535 S. Torrence Ave., the facility will include warehouse, office and rail car assembly and testing space. The building footprint also incorporates room for future growth and expansion of CRRC’s North American production capabilities.

The Chicago assembly facility will serve initially to fulfill a contract between CRRC and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for new rail cars. CRRC will assemble, test and deliver the CTA’s new, modern 7000 Series transit cars, with the first cars expected by 2019. The building will achieve a LEED certification upon completion and feature LED lighting for internal production lighting, skylights for natural lighting, water-efficient fixtures, natural landscaping and storm water management. A groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 16.

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