GRAPEVINE, TX-AMB Property Corp. is rolling out the final phase to the 65-acre Northfield Distribution Center, beginning with a 108,640-sf spec project. The construction start for a second class A office/warehouse, totaling 98,560 sf, isn’t far behind.

“We just broke ground on this one, but from what we’re hearing it won’t be long on the second one,” Neal L. Harper, president of Cadence McShane Corp., tells When Northfield 700 hits 50% pre-leasing, the plan is to start work on Northfield 800. The San Francisco-based AMB is the owner and developer and Seefried Properties Inc. of Atlanta is the development manager.

AMB’s park, with 581,413 sf in six completed buildings, is positioned along Texas 121 in Grapevine near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Harper says site work has just begun, but he expects Northfield 700 will go vertical in “two or three months.” Completion is penciled for April 2005. At build-out, the park will contain 800,000 sf.

Cadence McShane, which also built the 140,160-sf Northfield 600, will raise tilt-wall shells with conventional steel frames. Harper says the buildings will rise with a locked-in materials’ price. Designed by Atlanta-based Realacorp America Architecture for single or multi-tenant use, the buildings will have a 24-foot clear height and a combined 86 dock doors.

Rick Medinis, executive vice president for Dallas-based Robert Lynn Co. leases Northfield Distribution Center, which is 80% filled by freight-forwarding companies. Cadence McShane’s point man for the development is Glenn Benham while its construction team is being led by Craig Morris, project executive vice president; Brandon Perdue, project manager; and Chris Sacco, superintendent.

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