Feature Illustration: Artist rendering of the proposed project. Image: FreezPak Logistics
Houston (Harris County) — A newly created strategic partnership between Philadelphia-based BG Capital and New Jersey-based FreezPak Logistics will develop their second new construction cold-storage facility in the city.
The Houston facility is part of their effort to build a network of cold storage distribution centers across the country.
The partnership (BGFP International LLC) acquired the 30.7-acre site at 7818 Fisher Road, near the Port of Houston in the Cedar Port Industrial Park for roughly $9 million.
The project broke ground on Phase 1 of construction in April and will include a 281,849 square foot temperature-controlled warehouse for a total capital investment estimated to be around $102 million.
The site can also accommodate a second phase of construction to increase the total building size to 547,083 square feet.
The two-phase construction process of the Houston facility could accommodate a total of 141 trailer parking stalls, 64 truck stalls, 3 rail bays and 131 additional car parking. The total facility would have a 67 foot clear height with 408,213 SF freezer space and 110,142 SF temperature controlled cooler dock for a total as-complete building size of 547,083 SF.
The building is designed to install a fully automated ASRS Automated Storage and Retrieval System in a portion of the building and will also include blast freezing, cross docking, transportation, repacking, and overseas container plug in.
This project will be FreezPak’s largest known facility to-date and one of the most technically advanced Class A cold-storage industrial facilities within the country. This project is one of several large-scale industrial buildings the newly formed joint venture has planned for 2023. Additional project locations include Philadelphia and Jacksonville.
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Edited from news release.