The Kenosha County industrial landscape is about to expand again with the addition of two more phases of the newly developed $200 million 94 Logistics Park.
Designed by the Chicago-based Logistics Property Co., construction of the first phase of the industrial park is underway and scheduled for completion by early summer. It is located west of I-94 between Highway 158 and Highway 142.
It is in close proximity to the Amazon complex and six miles south of the Foxconn campus. The official address for is 4520 120th Ave.
Last month, Logistic Property purchased a 106-acre parcel and is waiting for the city to annex the land from Paris and rezone it from agricultural to manufacturing.
City development coordinator Brian Wilkie said action on the parcels that will become phases two and three are expected this month.
Logistics executive vice president Aaron Martell said construction of the second phase of the concept industrial park is scheduled for early summer.
He said the complex will have more than 3.6 million square feet of space with some room for future build out.
Martell said the industrial park will be designed to fit distribution and light manufacturing needs as well as for logistics and food production companies.
This speculative park is modeled after one built in Wilmington, Ill., that is home to units of General Mills, Michelin and Post.
While the industrial park doesn’t have any tenants, Martell said Colliers International of Rosemont, Ill., has already begun marketing 94 Logistics Park to national and international firms looking for a place with easy access to Chicago and Milwaukee.
He said the company is looking to have Fortune 500 firms become long-term tenants.
“We’ve had some good activity,” Martell said. “Having Haribo, Uline and Amazon and our proximity to I-94 are good marketing pluses.”
Martell said his company started looking at Kenosha County for expansion three years ago.
“We wanted to see if we could recreate the Ridge Park (in Wilmington),” he said.
In its search, the company partnered with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance and Milwaukee 7.
He said Kenosha was attractive because Wisconsin is a right-to-work state, the tax structure is relatively low and the commercial and industrial community is growing.