Construction is already well underway on the 218,500-square-foot spec industrial building at the Delany Commerce Center in Waukegan, Illinois. Last month, HSA Commercial was joined by officials from its project partner Great Point Investors LLC and general contractor Premier Design + Build as they celebrated the groundbreaking of the development’s first building at the southeast corner of Delany Road and Blanchard Road. Craig Phillips, Executive Vice President of HSA’s Development Division, guides us through the progress that has been made in the past few weeks of construction since then.
“Within the past month, all of the necessary site utilities and foundations have already been completed, and almost all of the precast concrete panels have been erected to form the building’s shell which will be painted and stained in the coming weeks,” said Phillips. Now, crews from Premier Design + Build are working to construct the steel frame for the roof structure starting at the building’s north end.
“Once the roof is fully enclosed, the team from Premier will prep and pour the facility’s floor slab and add the requisite MEP systems for the shell construction,” Craig stated.
“With weather permitting, compacting and paving for the parking lot to service the development will begin soon, and we will add the landscaping soon after that,” Craig said. Infrastructure improvements for the project’s two access points from Delany Road are being readied to accommodate the increased truck traffic to the site as well.
Based on current construction timelines, delivery is scheduled to occur in late 2013. When completed, the new industrial building–which will be divisible to 25,000-square-foot suites–will offer 30’ clear heights, 28 truck docks, 4 drive-in doors, 300 parking spaces and convenient access to both Highway 41 and Interstate 94. For more updates on the Delany Commerce Center, please visit the project website at www.delanycommercecenter.com.