INDIANAPOLIS—Walmart has just selected Browning/Duke Realty, a joint venture between two of Indianapolis’ largest developers, to build its new e-commerce warehouse and distribution center in Indiana. The partners plan to deliver the 1.2-million-square-foot industrial building to Walmart later this year. A build-to-suit, it will sit on a 64-acre site in AllPoints Midwest, a bulk industrial campus that the companies have begun to develop in suburban Plainfield.
“We are pleased to be able to meet Walmart’s need for a first-class, built-to-suit facility in a readily accessible location in an accelerated timeline,” said Charlie Podell, senior vice president of Duke Realty’s Indiana operations. “Early last year we elected to do preliminary work on the site and construct a speculative building pad in preparation for a client with an aggressive timeline. By having this pad already in place, we are well-positioned to meet Walmart’s construction schedule for a completed distribution center before year-end 2014.”
“Our ability to respond quickly with a build-to-suit facility coupled with the attributes of AllPoints Midwest were key factors in Walmart’s decision to select Browning/Duke Realty for this important new facility,” said John Hirschman, president and chief executive officer of Browning.
Located just off I-70 at Ronald Reagan Parkway, AllPoints Midwest also provides quick access to air freight through Indianapolis International Airport and rail service through CSX Railroad’s Avon intermodal yard. AllPoints has 958 acres of land that can provide users with more than 13.5-million-square-feet of space, making it one of the largest modern bulk distribution parks in the Indianapolis area.
The building will be known as AllPoints Midwest 3 and provide modern features including 40′ clear height; 8,000-amp electrical service; 55′ x 53′ bay spacing with 55′ x 60′ spacing at the staging bays; and LED high-bay warehouse light fixtures. The 650′ x 1,760′ building, which will be expandable by more than 200,000-square-feet, will also include 16,500-square-feet of office space, 100 – 9′ x 10′ dock doors and one 12′ x 14′ drive-in door.
Walmart was represented by Brian Seitz and Kris Bjorson with JLL in the transaction. Mark Susemichel, senior vice president of development and John Cohoat, director of real estate development with Browning and Mark Hosfeld, vice president of leasing, and Kate Ems, senior leasing representative with Duke Realty represented ownership.