Opus Unveils Plans for 1.2 MSF Industrial Warehouse in Joliet, Illinois

The speculative building will be able to accommodate a single user or two tenants of 500,000 square feet each.

JOLIET, ILL. — The Opus Group has unveiled plans to construct a 1.2 million-square-foot industrial warehouse in Joliet within the I-80 submarket of Chicago. The 75-acre site is located near the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and Hollywood Road. Opus, which purchased the land from Ketone Partners, will develop the project in a joint venture with AEW Capital Management LP on behalf of one of its institutional separate account clients.

The building will feature 36-foot clear heights, more than 200 loading docks, up to 450 trailer positions, parking for 225 cars and an ESFR sprinkler system. Construction of the speculative building will begin this spring with completion slated for summer 2018. Opus Development Co. will serve as developer, Opus Design Build will serve as design-builder and Opus AE Group will provide architectural and structural engineer services. Eric Tresslar and Steve Connolly of NAI Hiffman will market the property for lease.

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