lou-OpusRiverRidgespecrendering (2)LOUISVILLE—TheOpus Grouphas become one of the most active industrialdevelopers in the Midwest, and yesterday company officials saidthey were ready to launchRiver Ridge CommerceCenterjust north ofLouisvilleDouglas J. Swain, vice president and general manager,Opus Development Co.,LLC, told GlobeSt.com. Theregion is home to theUPS Worldport Air Hubfor example, as well as theFord Motor Co.and many of its partssuppliers.And since much ofthe land on the Louisville side is unsuitable, either due to a lackof available spaces or difficult terrain, Opus looked north toJeffersonville and the River Ridge development. “You have alreadygot a solid base of users there and institutionalownership.” Swainexpects a lot more activity in that area. Several billion dollarswas recently spent improving both roads and bridges in the area,including a new bridge for I-65, the major interstate in the area,spanning the Ohio River. “That will increase the connections to theLouisville market in general.” “It's a great project and Iam sure it won't be our last in Louisville,” said Swain.Opus DesignBuild, LLCOpus AE Group,LLCCBRElou-OpusRiverRidgespecrendering (2)LOUISVILLE—TheOpus Grouphas become one of the most active industrialdevelopers in the Midwest, and yesterday company officials saidthey were ready to launchRiver Ridge CommerceCenterjust north ofLouisvilleDouglas J. Swain, vice president and general manager,Opus Development Co.,LLC, told GlobeSt.com. Theregion is home to theUPS Worldport Air Hubfor example, as well as theFord Motor Co.and many of its partssuppliers.And since much ofthe land on the Louisville side is unsuitable, either due to a lackof available spaces or difficult terrain, Opus looked north toJeffersonville and the River Ridge development. “You have alreadygot a solid base of users there and institutionalownership.” Swainexpects a lot more activity in that area. Several billion dollarswas recently spent improving both roads and bridges in the area,including a new bridge for I-65, the major interstate in the area,spanning the Ohio River. “That will increase the connections to theLouisville market in general.” “It's a great project and Iam sure it won't be our last in Louisville,” said Swain.Opus DesignBuild, LLCOpus AE Group,LLCCBRE

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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