In an announcement, Duke Realty Corporation’s Chicago office has revealed its plan to build a new 324,115 sq.-ft. building on an 18.1 acre site at 1341 Enterprise Dr. in Romeoville, IL on the east side of I-55 near Crossroads Business Park and Park 55. The company owns and manages 11 other industrial buildings totaling 3.6 million sq.-ft. in that area.
The precast concrete building will be flanked by Lakeside Drive on the east and Enterprise Drive on the west sides, making the cross-docked building easily accessible. The new facility will have 32 ft. of clear height, 52′ x 60′ bay spacing with 52′ x 47′ spacing at the docks as well as 243 car parking spaces, 32 trailer staging spaces and up to 94 potential docks with 48 numbers of 9′ x 10′ dock doors in place.
Construction is expected to begin this month with the delivery scheduled in February 2015.
“The I-55 submarket continues to be a desirable location for many companies, but our properties here as well as throughout the Chicago metro area are highly leased, limiting our ability to meet prospective tenants’ needs,” said Ryan O’Leary, senior vice-president of Duke Realty’s Chicago operations. “In fact, in the I-55 corridor, there are few, if any, properties or developable sites available through any commercial real estate provider for a 300,000-square foot tenant,” he added.
Duke Reality purchased the site last year for the construction of a new modern facility.