Meridian Completes 306,448 SF Industrial Build-to-Suit Project in Niles, Ill.
NILES, ILL. — Meridian Design Build has completed construction on a 306,448-square-foot automated package sortation and distribution center in Niles, 15 miles northwest of Chicago, for an undisclosed delivery service company. Scannell Properties was the project developer. The new build-to-suit facility is located on a 34-acre redevelopment site at the southeast corner of Howard Street and Lehigh Avenue. A majority of the project involved the demolition of multiple parking lots and an existing 756,000-square-foot industrial building. The facility features 101 loading docks, 562 auto parking stalls, 236 interior van-loading positions and 249 exterior trailer stalls. Additional construction included a freestanding 5,180-square-foot vehicle maintenance garage and 2,400-square-foot gateway security building. Precept Design provided architectural and structural design services. Spaceco Inc. completed civil engineering work.