Clayco building million sq. ft. warehouse, distribution center in Visalia

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Rendering of 1,033,500-square-foot distribution center in Visalia, Calif.

Clayco has started work on a new warehouse and distribution center for a major hardware retailer in the Visalia Industrial Park (VIP), Seefried Industrial Properties and USAA Real Estate said in a Nov. 23 statement.

“The Fortune 500 hardware corporation will lease a new 1,033,500-sq. ft. building when construction is complete in the fourth quarter of 2022,” the statement said.

Architect Lamar Johnson Collaborative is designing the structure  at 2045 N. Plaza Dr. with engineering services from Kimley-Horn.

“We were fortunate to find a site that could accommodate this requirement due to the continued growth of the Visalia industrial market and overall region,” Jason Quintel, senior vice-president of Seefried, said in the statement.

“In an effort to meet the client’s operational directive, we worked side by side with the City of Visalia to ensure timelines could be met. It was and has been a great experience working with the City’s economic development, planning, engineering, and building staff through this process and we are excited to deliver a first-class facility in the fourth quarter of 2022 for this client.”

The new distribution center is being developed on an 81-acre site that USAA and Seefried assembled through the acquisition of two parcels in Q3 2021. The project includes 155 dock-high doors (four grade-level) in a cross-dock configuration, oversized truck courts that are up to 140 feet deep, parking, about 20,000 sq. ft. of office space and a minimum clear height of 40 feet.

“Off-site improvements will include construction of a new private road along the southern portion of the project site to provide access to the remaining land to the south, which is intended for future development, unrelated to the project, as well as a secondary access for trucks and emergency vehicles,” the statement said.

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