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Jax Daily Record Monday, Sep. 9, 201905:20 AM EST

Hillwood marketing warehouse, but says it has no plans to begin construction

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Proposed 450,000-square-foot building is at Cecil Commerce Center.

Senior Vice President Dan Tatsch said Thursday that Hillwood, master developer of Cecil Commerce Center, has no current plan to start construction on a proposed 450,000-square-foot building at the Westside business park.

Dallas-based Hillwood is circulating a site plan for the project in its AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center “to make sure that brokers and potential users are aware of what we can build,” he said.

Tatsch said the building is “under consideration only.”

CBRE Inc. is the sales and leasing agent for the project. A marketing brochure circulated Wednesday shows the proposed Building A-2 in the 13000 block of 103rd Street, near the Amazon.com and Wayfair fulfillment centers. It backs up to the General Electric Oil & Gas valve manufacturing plant.

The proposed building is configured as a cross-dock, a logistics design for efficiency in loading and unloading.

It will include parking for 400 cars and two truck courts with space for 140 trailers.

In May, Tatsch said construction of the building will depend on how quickly other warehouses lease up around Northeast Florida.

Terry Quarterman, first vice president with CBRE’s Industrial Specialty Group, and CBRE associate Ben Stewart are marketing the structure.

The city owns Cecil Commerce Center and contracted with Hillwood to develop it.

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