Hilco Reveals Redevelopment Plans for Former PES Refinery Site in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA —Hilco Redevelopment Partners, the real estate development unit of Hilco Global, has revealed plans for the remediation and repositioning of the 1,300-acre former refinery site of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). The redevelopment plan includes the demolition of 105 onsite buildings, as well as hydrocarbon processing units, boiler rooms and wastewater treatment plants, to convert the site into a logistics hub that will house between 13 million and 15 million square feet of …

Apex Entertainment to Open 84,000 SF Location at Former Dick’s Sporting Goods Within Town Center of Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Apex Entertainment will open an 84,000-square-foot location at the former site of a Dick’s Sporting Goods within Town Center of Virginia Beach. The asset will be situated at 4631 Columbus St., equidistant between downtown Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The property will feature a variety of activities including indoor go karting, bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, ropes courses, arcade, sports simulators, ax throwing, mini golf, bumper cars, virtual reality and event …

Gulf Coast Housing, South Mississippi Housing Break Ground on Multifamily Redevelopment Project in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MISS. — Gulf Coast Housing Partnership (GCHP) and South Mississippi Housing & Development Corp. (SMHD) have broken ground on the redevelopment of North Park Estates in Gulfport. Phase I of the redevelopment will include demolishing 92 units, 31 of which are uninhabitable, according to the developers. SMHD and GCHP expect to deliver Phase I in summer 2021. The units will be reserved for residents earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). North Park Estates …

Amazon to Open 700,000 SF Fulfillment Center in Waco, Create 1,000 Jobs

WACO, TEXAS — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will open a 700,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Waco, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant’s first in the Central Texas city. The facility is expected to come on line in 2021 and to bring about 1,000 new full-time jobs to the market. Local CBS affiliate KWTX reports that the facility will be situated on a 90-acre site at 2000 Exchange Parkway near Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center on the city’s south side. Over the last decade, …

Ti Cold Development to Build 303,920 SF Cold Storage Facility in Houston

HOUSTON — Ti Cold Development, which specializes in cold storage properties, will build a 303,920-square-foot facility within East Hardy Commerce Park in Houston. The site offers proximity to Interstate 45, Beltway 8 and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The facility will feature more than 42,000 pallet positions and will be marketed to both multi-tenant and build-to-suit users. A construction schedule was not

Buchanan Street Funds $25M Construction Loan for Whittier Retail Center in California

WHITTIER, CALIF. — Buchanan Mortgage Holdings has provided a $25 million construction loan for the development of Whittier Retail Center, a family-oriented shopping center at the entrance of The Groves residential community in Whittier.The 16-acre retail site will feature a Stater Bros. Markets, In-N-Out Burger, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Chipotle Mexican Grill, EOS Fitness and a public food

Pratt & Whitney Chooses Asheville for New $650M Manufacturing Facility

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp., will invest $650 million for its new turbine airfoil production facility in Asheville. East Hartford, Conn.-based Pratt & Whitney designs, manufactures and services aircraft and helicopter engines, as well as auxiliary power units for the aerospace industry. The new facility will span 1 million square feet and is expected to house 800 employees by 2027. According to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, the annual …

QTS Realty Trust Completes 495,000 SF Expansion of Data Center in Atlanta

ATLANTA — QTS Realty Trust has completed the expansion of QTS Atlanta-Metro Data Center 2 (DC2), a 495,000-square-foot data center in Atlanta. The facility features 240,000 square feet of data hall space. QTS began the expansion in November 2019. DC2 is situated on QTS’ 95-acre campus and adjacent to Atlanta-Metro Data Center 1 (DC1), four miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. QTS signed two undisclosed tenants for the facility. DC2 supports 72 megawatts of power capacity, bringing the QTS …

Local Developer Completes 109,000 SF K Towne Plaza Shopping Center in Metro Dallas

CARROLLTON, TEXAS — A local, Korean family-based developer has completed K Towne Plaza Shopping Center, a 109,000-square-foot retail property located at 4060 State Highway in the northern Dallas suburb of Carrollton. Korean grocer Galleria Mart anchors the property, which features an additional 65 retail spaces. A grand opening will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 and will include kiosks offering Korean food and wares. Gaines Real Estate Co. manages the property. The developer requested

KIRCO to Construct $50M Regional Headquarters for Wacker Chemical Near Ann Arbor

PITTSFIELD CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MICH. — Wacker Chemical Corp. has selected KIRCO and KIRCO MANIX to build its new North American Innovation Center & Regional Headquarters in Pittsfield Charter Township, just south of Ann Arbor. The more than $50 million project will be home to roughly 300 employees who will relocate from Wacker’s current regional headquarters in Adrian, Mich. Wacker says it will add up to 70 new jobs in the coming years at the 140,000-square-foot property. Wacker will …

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