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320KSF Dist. Facility Planned for Tolleson

Credit: City of Tolleson

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

Developer Merit Partners plans to build a 320KSF ecommerce distribution facility as Building F on 21 acres of the Tolleson Corporate Park at 75th Avenue and Buckeye Road.

Tolleson City Council approved the preliminary site plan and a request to change the property’s zoning from Commercial to Light Industrial in its March 28th meeting.

Tolleson Corporate Park is a 125-acre cluster of facilities catering to general/light/flex industrial tenants located 1.5 miles from I-10.

Plans for the Building F development call for a building height of 44-feet, 9-inches. This height reflects an ongoing trend in industrial development. According to a recent report by CBRE Group, Inc., ecommerce distributors in particular have taken advantage of increased building heights to build mezzanine levels and optimize both staffing and storage potential. Warehouse and distribution facility heights have grown from an average of 24 feet in the 1960s to 33 feet in 2016, the report said.

The development will also include an approximately two-acre water campus. According to stipulations attached to the approvals, the water campus will be dedicated to the city.

Construction materials will be a standard industrial mix of tilt-up concrete and steel with anodized aluminum window systems and insulated glazing. Colors will be on a desert-neutral palate of primarily tans and greys. Landscaping will include a mix of palo verde, mesquite, acacia and desert willow trees with agave, oleander, sage and other accents.

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