New logistics park slated for Chicago area

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
The site will include four buildings with 1.4 million square feet in total. (Photo @LogisticsPropCo)

CHICAGO – Logistics Property Company, LLC (LPC), a logistics real estate platform focused on the acquisition, development and management of state-of-the-art logistics properties in key North American markets, has acquired 102 acres of land in Country Club Hills, Ill. Located at the convergence of interstate highways 57 and 80, the project provides excellent access to two highly trafficked thoroughfares serving Chicago and the Midwest.

The industrial development site is one of the largest undeveloped contiguous properties in Cook County. The rare parcel size is further enhanced by its proximity to downtown Chicago, which is just under 40 kilometres away. Additionally, it is only eight km to Canadian National’s (CN) Chicago intermodal terminal, located in Harvey, Ill., and offers benefits from many surrounding amenities.

The project, which has been named LogiPark 57-80, will be 1.4 million square feet across four buildings. Construction is expected to commence in the Spring of 2019.

“LogiPark 57-80 is a great partnership with Country Club Hills,” said Aaron Martell, LPC’s executive vice-president – Midwest Region. “The economic incentives are going to really accelerate the lease up and, in turn, job creation. It’s a win-win for LPC and Country Club Hills.”

Significant financial incentives offered through a public private partnership include Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Class 8 designation, and Opportunity Zone classification. The US$29 million TIF includes a sharing arrangement with the City of Country Club Hills and will be used to attract high paying logistics jobs to the area.

“My commitment to economic development has always been top priority,” said James Ford, Mayor, Country Club Hills, Ill.

“I’m grateful to Logistics Properties Company for the vision in which we share for this development in Country Club Hills.”

“Given the diversity of how local economic development is often defined, this new project will have an enormous impact on our region,” Mayor Ford added.

“Country Club Hills remains primed, energized and ready to take on this new frontier of the Southland Region.”

LPC anticipates closing on additional properties in the Midwest, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas and Washington as part of a development pipeline exceeding 20 million square feet.