Gardner Logistics Park reaches full build-out in four years

The final parcel within Gardner Logistics Park has received approval and is set to break ground the last quarter of 2021. Started in 2018, and built in three primary phases, this latest rezoning approval allows the last building of Gardner Logistics Park to move forward. The 393-acre park is planned for 6 buildings totaling 4,254,340 s.f., of which 3 are constructed and two are under construction.

“Market demand has been very strong. This has allowed us to move quickly through speculative phases towards full buildout.”, states Daniel Madrigal of Scannell. “The design team worked proactively through the complex permitting challenges with various local and state jurisdictions, as well as existing site utility restrictions to create the opportunity to develop this distribution park.”

These greenfield sites are ideally located off of I-75 in City of Locust Grove and can easily accommodate vibrant distribution centers, but they all had or have features that require an in-depth understanding of local, state and national permitting to be constructed as desired by the end-users that are looking in this area. Due to the streams and wetlands present on the sites, access to most sites being off of state route 42 and a substantial Georgia Power easement through the middle of the first phase sites, the project scope required the site team and developer to work closely with the community to deliver a product that supported the City’s economic growth without changing its character.

The convenient and accessible location of the park created strong demand for the buildings. The team was able to accommodate the City’s vision and jurisdictional requirements to facilitate the quick delivery.

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.

Scannell Properties

Scannell Properties is a privately owned real estate development and investment company that focuses on build-to-suit and speculative development projects throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In business since 1990, we offer experienced leadership, a history of successful commercial development projects, broad geographic reach and expertise in a wide range of building types.

Eberly & Associates

Eberly & Associates is a team of expert Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects who collaboratively deliver responsive and purposeful solutions to diverse development challenges to shape our common future. We have a standard of excellence in design, with a focus on customer responsiveness and service known as The Eberly Way. Our professionals serve clients in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast in the private and public sectors, on multi-family housing, healthcare, education, industrial/distribution and mission critical projects.

Images courtesy of Scannell Properties, Evans General Contractors and Aerial Innovations.