Winstanley LogisticsProject name: Winstanley Logistics
Project location: Florida, NY
Project Cost: $100M
Jobs Created/Jobs retained: 400 jobs created
Economic Impact: Helps to fulfill demand for last-mile industrial space throughout the region
Organizations involved in project:
Architect: ci design, inc.
Summary of Project
To support an increased demand for distribution centers, developer Winstanley Enterprises acted on an opportunity to get a massive industrial site on the market quickly. Tackling the site’s physical and environmental challenges, the design team secured permits for maximum build-out. This strategy provided Winstanley with a shovel-ready, easier-to-market site in a short amount of time.
To create the build-to-suit site, the team overcame complicated grading and layout restrictions while striving to minimize earthwork costs. Design solutions included:
- Avoiding a stream: Strategically avoiding the area to simplify permitting, the team also graded the area carefully, using retaining walls to reduce waterway impact.
- Navigating a major gas line: To avoid the gas line, the team creatively designed a reinforced driveway crossing and intentionally located parking areas. Bohler designers also minimized earthwork to reduce truck traffic over the line during construction.
- Permitting wetlands: Coordinating with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), the team offset wetland impact by exchanging it for an offsite area of the same watershed. This preserves it from future development.
- Tackling shallow bedrock: With shallow bedrock across the site, utility installation will require blasting. The team carefully considered this factor, minimizing blast areas and coordinating with a geotechnical engineer to reduce rock removal by reusing it where possible.