Type: Bulk distribution-warehouse
Size: 2.2 million to 3 million square feet
Site: 175.8 acres
Developer: Scannell Properties
Details: New details about a massive bulk distribution and light industrial warehousing complex proposed for Lakeville by Scannell Properties have emerged with the release of its environmental "scoping" documents.
The Interstate South Logistics Park is envisioned for 175.8 acres of open farmland at the intersection of County Roads 70 (also known as 215th Street W.) and 9 (Dodd Boulevard).
Indianapolis-based Scannell has become one of the most active builders of distribution centers in the Twin Cities. In January it unveiled plans for the 3-million-square-foot North Park Business Center in Brooklyn Park, and in Rogers it is nearing completion of the Kinghorn Logistics Hub, for FedEx Ground.
The scoping report submitted this month showed a pair of likely development scenarios. One calls for up to nine buildings with a total of 2.2 million square feet, while the other foresees two massive buildings totaling 3 million square feet. A third scenario, somewhere between the first two, is also possible.
There are several potential users eyeing the Twin Cities market that could use a building of more than 1 million square feet, Lakeville Economic Development Director Dave Olson told the City Council last week. One could be Amazon.com, which has said it is exploring expansion opportunities in Minnesota.
Olson said Scannell is seeking to have the approval process completed by June with grading starting in August or September, followed by construction over the winter of 2015-16.
Don Jacobson is a freelance writer in St. Paul. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.