PREMIER Design + Build Group LLC has completed a 25,465-square-foot buildout in Northlake, Illinois for San Francisco-based Imperfect Produce, a web-based home delivery service for “ugly” fruits and vegetables. The company packages and delivers high quality produce with cosmetic flaws that prevent them from sale at grocery stores, thus reducing food waste.
The cold storage facility features 22,967 square feet of cooler space and just under 2,500 square feet of office space, including three offices, an open office area and two restrooms. The building’s shell is comprised of metal panel and structural steel. The tenant’s portion of the building features ten parking stalls and eight exterior dock doors.
“We are proud to have been part of this design and build project,” said Mark Melone, vice president, Midwest market leader of PREMIER Design + Build. “Cold storage and distribution facilities in the O’Hare submarket are right in our wheelhouse.”
The property, owned by Bridge Development Group LLC, features clear ceiling heights of 32 to 40 feet, 4,000-amp power feed, an ESFR sprinkler system, 104 dock positions and 91 trailer stalls total. The property is poised to capitalize on the increased demand for cold-storage space that online grocery is stirring up.
Overseeing the design and construction of the facility were Melone, project manager Samantha Skopek and assistant project manager Alexandra Jimenez of PREMIER Design + Build. Cornerstone Architects, Ltd. provided architectural services; Lauderdale Electric provided electrical engineering; MVP Plumbing provided plumbing services; MK Industries provided HVAC services and Shambaugh & Sons provided fire protection services.