Developer Dayton Street Partners/WBS Equities has chosen the popular Portage Park neighborhood in Chicago for the site of a major speculative distribution facility. The developer has hired PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC to construct the project. The 40,750 sq. ft. facility is being built on a 1.6-acre site strategically situated near major expressways, train lines and airports.
The site is located at 4150 North Knox Ave., just one block from the CTA, Metra Stop and the junction at I-94/90. More than 330,000 vehicles travel this expressway every day. O’Hare International Airport is located just a few miles north.
New businesses that will move in to 4150 Knox will be able to pull from a giant work force from the city and its surrounding suburbs, with 5.2 million residents in Cook County. There are 135 incorporated municipalities within the county, and Chicago accounts for roughly 54 percent its total population.
“Chicago has long been known for its industrial importance in the country, and has an unparalleled reputation as a city of hard workers,” says PREMIER executive vice-president Brian Paul. “We’re bringing this 24/7 commitment to 4150 Knox, a facility that will meet the needs of the most demanding and sophisticated tenants today and for many, many years to come.”
The warehouse will feature 30 ft. clear-height warehouse space, two parking lots and four covered dock positions. The result will be state-of-the-art, adaptable warehouse space that can accommodate up to two tenants. Two main glass storefront entrances with canopies will welcome visitors to Knox Industrial.
Chris Kiziak is the project manager and Scott Lebak is the field superintendent from PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC. Kimley-Horn will provide engineering services while Cornerstone Architects, Ltd. is delivering architectural services. Mike Senner and Steve Kohn with Colliers is representing the building.