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In 2019, prior to the Makita U.S.A. build to suit, our team provided land planning services for a new industrial park on an 81-acre parcel of land along Falcon Parkway in Flowery Branch, Georgia.

Subsequently, our team provided both civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the new 656,000 s.f. Makita U.S.A. headquarters located on the site. The new distribution and warehouse facility also includes 70,000 s.f. of administrative space, featuring a service center and training facility.

Due to the size of the proposed facility, a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) and local Rezoning were required to approve the size of construction and land use with the local jurisdiction. Also, to provide sanitary sewer service to the site, a new lift station and force main were installed on site that ties directly into the Flowery Branch municipal sewer system.

Additionally, the buildout included pad grading for a future expansion of up to 192,000 s.f., as well as a 100,000 s.f. outdoor training space for demonstrations and showcases of Makita products, designed by our landscape architects. Features within this training area offer a playground for outdoor tool usage. Visitors will find multiple types of turf for lawn mowers, hedgerows for trimmers, pits for blowers, beds for tillers and augers, an obstacle course for wheelbarrows and much more for all types of Makita landscape equipment.

Photos courtesy of Evans General Contractors

Land planning, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services for a two building warehouse facility on a 62 acre site in Coweta County, Georgia totaling 403,648 sf. A land disturbance permit was required through Coweta County and a nationwide permit that was required for the entrance drive through the Army Corps of Engineers. Our team successfully navigated existing site constraints included floodplain, streams, zoning buffers, existing detention pond for the adjacent property, and a public lift station and access road on site.

Eberly & Associates master planned and phased this 393-acre park with 6 buildings totaling 4,254,340 s.f.

Home Depot leased the first build-to-suit building in the park and required significant site modifications to meet their programming and strict security requirements. To accommodate the end-user needs along with community concerns, the team added long roads for truck queuing off state route 42 that is accessed by a new signal at SR42 and Colvin Drive installed to service the project. Special plantings were added to create a natural screening from the interstate and state highway.

Phase II of the project was another build-to-suit distribution center for Love’s Trucking. The 205,200 s.f. facility supplies Love’s Truck stops throughout the Southeast and has room reserved for an additional 102,600 s.f. expansion to the new facility.

Phase III, and the final parcel, broke ground in the last quarter of 2021.


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Following demolition of the existing buildings, the Eberly & Associates team designed a new 120,000 s.f. last mile fulfillment center to meet the growing demand of online shoppers. This facility is designed to receive packages from fulfillment and sorting centers and are loaded for delivery to customers. The team delivered this project in 18 months from design to occupancy using open communication and efficient document and construction coordination.

Civil Engineering services for four warehouse/distribution facilities totaling approximately 649,183 s.f. in City of Buford and Hall County, Georgia. Included in the civil engineering services was a USACE Individual Permit. The four buildings were leased prior to completion, so our team made revisions during construction to meet the tenants’ individual needs. We also included in the design parking and entry features to add flexibility to any future tenants needs. In addition to the industrial buildings, we provided services for four commercial plats that front the Friendship Distribution Center site. Our team worked with the contractor to mitigate groundwater issues discovered during construction.

Civil Engineering, landscape architecture and master planning services for a new four-building industrial park that spans over 97 acres and totals 1,089,180 s.f. along McEver Road in Buford, Georgia.

We worked collaboratively with the owner and city to reduce community impact of the development. The development required permitting with multiple jurisdictions including the City of Buford and Hall County. As well as through Georgia EPD to disturb over 50 acres at one time and extensive erosion control construction administration was provided due to the property bordering Lake Lanier. Our services also included a DRI, offsite road improvements and design of a new public road that serves as the spine road into the site and allows for easier accessibility.

This new climate-controlled food distribution facility sits on a 79-acre parcel in Douglas County. The greenfield site required close coordination with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

A 7-story expansion to the existing fiber optic manufacturing facility in Norcross, Georgia. The new Ultra Tall Draw Tower accommodates new technology used to manufacture optic fibers. This project was completed using design/build delivery method.

Shugart Farms industrial complex is a 3,000-acre master-planned development that will eventually have 16 million s.f. of industrial/distribution space.

Eberly & Associates provided services for Shugart Farms in Fairburn which included civil design documents and permitting for a speculative 1 million s.f. warehouse/distribution center expandable to 1.3 million s.f. Once the project was purchased, we continued with the tenant’s site requirements. This building was leased by Smuckers while the second building, leased by Duracell, is a 873,800 s.f. cross-dock facility.

Shugart Farms in Palmetto is a a 980,000 s.f. speculative warehouse turned build-to-suit for Phillips-Van Heusen, with associated improvements to the adjacent infrastructure including road improvements to Tatum Road, a public water main extension, and a private lift station and off-site forcemain for the sanitary sewer to serve the site.

Eberly & Associates provided master planning for the development and civil engineering and landscape services for Phase I & Phase II of this complex.

Project Rocket is the first of its kind in metro Atlanta with design and development teams working closely to deliver a facility that will accommodate proprietary delivery solutions. The new multi-story, 2.5 million s.f. e-commerce fulfillment center is located on a 90-acre site along the Gwinnett and Dekalb County border. The team worked closely with the developer and end-user to maximize site solutions and design a site to accommodate a 24-hour facility with hundreds of employees.