Trademark, MetroNational Begin Redevelopment of Houston’s 1.7 MSF Memorial City Mall

HOUSTON — Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Co. and owner-operator MetroNational have begun the redevelopment of the 1.7 million-square-foot Memorial City Mall in Houston into a mixed-use destination. The project began on Tuesday with the demolition of the building formerly occupied by Sears, which was the mall’s original anchor tenant beginning in 1966. Gensler and Stantec are leading the project’s design efforts. Specific uses for the completed redevelopment have not yet been …

Opus Breaks Ground on 131,000 SF Industrial Build-to-Suit for Cherne Industries in Minnesota

SHAKOPEE, MINN. — The Opus Group has broken ground on a 131,000-square-foot industrial build-to-suit for Cherne Industries in Shakopee, a southwestern suburb of the Twin Cities. Cherne, which produces pneumatic plugs, mechanical plugs, gauges and testing equipment, will use the building as its new headquarters and manufacturing facility. The project will feature a clear height of 32 feet, eight dock doors, three drive-in doors and 177 car parking stalls. The company’s 115-person workforce …

Crescent Communities Delivers 104,000 SF Industrial Facility in Upstate South Carolina

FORT MILL, S.C. — Crescent Communities has delivered Stateline Logistics Center, a 104,000-square-foot industrial facility in Fort Mill. The property offers 30 dock doors, two drive-ins, a 130-foot truck court and parking for trailers and cars. The asset is located within Lakemont Business Park, which is situated along Interstate 77 and 14 miles south of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Merriman Schmitt Architects designed the building, Intercon Building Corp. was the general …

WaterWalk Acquires Development Site in Phoenix’s Deer Valley Area for Future Extended-Stay Hotel

PHOENIX — WaterWalk, a developer of upscale extended-stay hotels, has purchased 4.5 acres at the southwest corner of 19th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road in Phoenix’s Deer Valley neighborhood. Alter Group sold the development site for $2.1 million.Trask Switzenberg and Chuck Wells of Kidder Mathews represented the buyer in the deal. WaterWalk plans to develop an extended-stay hotel on the site, which includes a retail pad.Currently, WaterWalk has seven open hotels in Kansas, Colorado, …

Ice Cream Maker Dippin’ Dots Opens $3.2M Industrial Facility in Paducah, Kentucky

PADUCAH, KY. — Dippin’ Dots, maker of flash-frozen beaded ice cream, has opened a $3.2 million, 6,000-square-foot industrial facility in Paducah. The property houses 45 employees and will support Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC, a division of the company that was launched in 2018 and applies the patented flash-frozen technology to other industries. The building is situated at 3865 Industrial Drive, one mile from Interstate

Trammell Crow, CBRE Global Investors Buy 24-Acre Site in Silicon Valley for Industrial Development

MORGAN HILL, CALIF. — Trammell Crow Co. (TCC) and Los Angeles-based CBRE Global Investors have acquired a fully entitled, 24-acre land site within Morgan Hill Ranch Business Park in Morgan Hill. Terms of the transaction were not released.The buyers plan to develop up to 440,000 square feet of light industrial space across five Class A buildings at the site. Dallas-based TCC plans to submit a development application for the new project to the City of Morgan Hill during the third quarter. …

MedCore Partners Breaks Ground on 25,200 SF Bedford Medical Plaza Near Fort Worth

BEDFORD, TEXAS — Healthcare developer MedCore Partners has broken ground on the 25,200-square-foot Bedford Medical Plaza, located at the northwest corner of Hospital Parkway and Parkview Lane near Fort Worth. The building will be situated on 3.1 acres near Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford Hospital and is 100 percent preleased to multiple local practices. An expected completion date was not

Boston Properties Buys 50 Percent Interest in Beach Cities Media Campus Joint Venture in El Segundo, California

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. — Boston Properties has acquired a 50 percent interest in an existing joint venture that owns Beach Cities Media Campus, a 6.4-acre site on the Rosecrans Corridor in El Segundo. Continental Development, a developer and owner of Class A properties in the El Segundo and South Bay submarkets of Los Angeles, is another partner in the joint venture.The site is fully entitled to support the future development of approximately 275,000 square feet of Class A creative office …

Captain D’s Opens First Central Illinois Restaurant in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — Captain D’s newest franchise location has opened in Champaign. Located at 1409 N. Prospect Ave., the restaurant marks Captain D’s first restaurant in central Illinois and seventh overall in the state. The Champaign restaurant is currently open for drive-thru and carryout. The dining room will remain closed for the immediate future due to COVID-19. Sunil Modi owns the Champaign restaurant. He previously owned Dunkin’ restaurants in the Champaign area. Captain D’s, …

Home Depot to Develop Three Distribution Centers Around Atlanta

ATLANTA — The Home Depot will develop three distribution centers around its home city of Atlanta. The biggest of the three facilities will be a 657,600-square-foot center in Locust Grove that will supply stores in the Southeast. The Atlanta-based company expects the property to house 600 employees when operations begin in the next few months. The home improvement retailer also plans to open a “flatbed delivery service” in Stonecrest in 2021. The facility will offer same- and next-day …

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