With the first building completed nearly a year ago, PREMIER Design + Build Group and Bridge Development Partners, LLC broke ground on the second and third buildings in Cicero’s Bridge Point 290 development last Tuesday. The first facility is already fully leased, and the new additions are expected to provide 575,935 square feet of space for future industrial tenants.
Previously occupied by a steel casting foundry and finishing facility, the site at 1400 S. Laramie Avenue required significant demolition and remediation in order to be prepared for development. Underground obstructions and buried foundations were dug up and removed, along with a long-defunct railroad spur. Now, nearly 33 acres await construction of the two precast concrete-and-glass buildings that will take the place of the former foundry.
Local representatives and project stakeholders joined in the groundbreaking celebration, including Cicero town assessor Emilio “Emo” Cundari. From PREMIER, vice president Julie Pisczcek, assistant project manager Jason Spataro and project superintendent Rich Pozzi were also on hand to share their enthusiasm for getting the second phase of the project underway.
“These facilities are state-of-the art in every way possible. The commitment from the entire team is unmatched,” said Brian Paul, executive vice president of PREMIER. “We can’t wait to finish this project in short order and bring more business to the town of Cicero.”
Both buildings will feature 36-foot clear heights, positive-pressure heating, 45 mil ballasted EPDM roofing and ESFR fire sprinklers. The fire protection system taps into an existing central fire pump to provide reliable protection in case of a fire emergency. At 343,090 square feet, Building 2 features 303 parking spaces, 49 exterior truck docks, 94 trailer positions and two drive-in doors. Building 3 will offer 198 parking spaces, 37 exterior truck docks, 62 trailer positions and two drive-in doors within its 232,845 square feet of space.
Cornerstone Architects, LTD will be providing architectural services for the project, and civil engineering support will be provided by Manhard Consulting. Cabot Properties is the owner of the property and the broker is NAI Hiffman. Phase two of the project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.