Construction has commenced on Phase I of the South Alabama Logistics Park, which is intended to become the largest industrial warehouse and distribution space in Alabama and the Southeast.
Located at 6501 Theodore Dawes Road near the I-10 Theodore Dawes exit, in south Mobile County, the South Alabama Logistics Park will be easily accessible from I-10 and I-65; this offers the convenience of accessible transportation routes in all directions.
In the initial phase, the development will cover upto 6 million square feet of Class A warehouse, distribution and manufacturing space, with spec buildings featuring 36-foot ceiling height warehousing, ESFR sprinkler systems and front-load, rear-load or cross-dock options. According to the plans, the first 200,000-square-foot spec building to be built on the South Alabama Logistics Park, has been scheduled for completion in June 2022.
On completion of the final phase, the park will set a record as the largest industrial warehouse and distribution space in the Southeast, occupying up to 12 million square feet and it will also include several Class A facilities, aimed at attracting the growing number of shippers and light manufacturers, who are in need of such warehousing facilities close to either the Port of Mobile or Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.
The project will be facilitated through the combined efforts of the developers, Burton Property Group and various government and business groups, including both the city and county, the Alabama State Port Authority and Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce.
President of Burton Property Group, Philip Burton spoke on the level of attention this new development was gaining and the growing need for such warehousing services in the area.
Burton also said, “We’re working on 15 active projects, and if we are fortunate enough to land them all, we would completely lease out Phase 1 of the South Alabama Logistics Park.”
The city and county also supported the project financially, earmarking $3 million each for the infrastructural needs at the site, near the Theodore Dawes exit from Interstate 10.
Mobile Mayor, Sandy Stimpson praised the new development, stating that it was a great opportunity which would attract new, world-class companies to the Mobile, further diversify the economy and bring more job opportunities to the citizens.
Stimpson said, “The South Alabama Logistics Park will put the city of Mobile on the map as a logistics and distribution hub.”