Amazon Opens 350,000 SF Robotics Facility Near Boston, Adds 200 Jobs

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has opened a 350,000-square-foot robotics facility in Westborough, about 30 miles west of Boston, a move that adds about 200 new jobs to the regional economy. The facility will feature corporate offices, research and development labs and manufacturing space for the production of mobile drive units, which are used for inventory selection and transportation in the company’s automated warehouses. Amazon also operates a robotics facility in North …

Logistics Property Co. to Develop 548,340 SF Industrial Project in Midlothian, Texas

MIDLOTHIAN, TEXAS — Chicago-based Logistics Property Co. will develop Southern Star Logistics Park, a 548,340-square-foot industrial project that will be located in the southern Dallas suburb of Midlothian. The company has partnered with the Midlothian Economic Development Council on this project, which will be situated on a 45-acre site adjacent to State Highway 67. CBRE is marketing the project for lease. A construction timeline was not

Principle Construction Breaks Ground on 100,463 SF Spec Industrial Building in Franklin Park, Illinois

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL. — Principle Construction Corp. has broken ground on a 100,463-square-foot speculative industrial building at 3500 Wolf Road in Franklin Park, a western suburb of Chicago. IDI Logistics is developing the project, which will feature a clear height of up to 32 feet, 24 docks, two drive-in doors and a 130-foot truck court. The nearly seven-acre site features convenient access to I-294. Harris Architects provided design services for the project. A timeline for completion was …

Fountain Residential Breaks Ground on 294-Bed Student Housing Community Near LSU in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Fountain Residential Partners has broken ground on The Vue on Parker, a 294-bed student housing development located near Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.The Vue on Parker will offer studio to five-bedroom units with bed-to-bath parity. The fully furnished units will include wood-look flooring, granite countertops, queen-sized pillowtop beds, 60-inch smart TVs, stainless steel appliances, full-sized washers and dryers and an onsite structured parking garage. …

Construction Underway on Edgewood Logistics Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — Construction is underway on Edgewood Logistics Park, a 204,000-square-foot speculative industrial building in Cedar Rapids. The 21-acre project will feature a clear height of 36 feet, 48 docks, 200 vehicle parking stalls and 130 semi-trailer parking spaces. Completion is slated for spring 2022. Dave Drown of GLD Commercial is marketing the project for lease. The development group is privately held and locally owned. Garling Construction is the general

CapRock Partners Breaks Ground on 24-Acre Saddle Ranch Industrial Complex in Norco, California

NORCO, CALIF. — CapRock Partners, with Premier Design + Build Group as general contractor, has broken ground on Saddle Ranch Phase II in Norco. Situated on 23.8 acres at 3166 Horseless Carriage Drive, the development will feature three buildings offering a total of 387,180 square feet.The speculative structures will feature 32-foot clear heights, 8,000 amps of power in each building, ESFR K17 @ 52 PSI fire sprinklers, three drive-in doors and 35 dock doors. Additionally, Premier will add …

Shopoff Realty, Contour Secure Entitlement Approvals for 19-Story Dream Las Vegas Resort

LAS VEGAS — A joint venture between Shopoff Realty Investments and Contour has secured entitlements for the full development of Dream Las Vegas, a previously announced resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.Situated on 5.2 acres at 5051 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the 19-story development will feature 526 guest rooms and suites, gaming, dining and nightlife venues, a pool deck, retail experiences, meeting rooms, and a fitness center. Completion is slated for third-quarter 2024.The property …

Brookfield Properties Breaks Ground on 695,899 SF Central Park Logistics Center in Denver

DENVER — Brookfield Properties has broken ground for the development of Central Park Logistics Center, an industrial project located at 9300 and 9400 E. 46th Place in Denver.Slated for delivery in spring 2022, Central Park Logistics Center will feature two buildings offering a total of 695,899 square feet of last-mile warehouse and industrial space. The buildings will feature 32-foot and 36-foot clear heights, cross-dock and front-park/rear-load designs, TPO cool roofs, clerestory …

GBT Realty, Cana to Open Food Hall at Ellsworth Place in Silver Spring, Maryland

SILVER SPRING, MD. — Brentwood, Tenn.-based GBT Realty Corp., in partnership with Baltimore-based Cana Development, plan to open Commas, a food hall within the 350,000-square-foot Ellsworth Place shopping center in downtown Silver Spring.Opening in spring 2022 on the second level of Ellsworth Place, Commas will take up 13,000 square feet of space and include a collection of 12 food and beverage merchants. Commas expects to create a diverse menu of food from Ethiopia to Korea, Malaysia to …

Stirling Signs Target to Anchor Premier Centre in Mandeville, Louisiana

MANDEVILLE, LA. — Stirling Properties has signed Target to join the tenant lineup at Premier Centre, a 273,000-square-foot shopping center located on U.S. Highway 190 in Mandeville. Target will occupy roughly 58,000 square feet of retail space, backfilling the former Stein Mart store, as well as the adjacent space currently housing Rack Room Shoes and an additional 13,000 square feet of new building expansion area in the rear of the building. Rack Room Shoes will expand and relocate next …

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