Plans announced for new building at industrial park

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 1, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

This time next year, Suffolk’s growing Carolina Road business corridor will have a new addition.

Empire Development Group, a Virginia Beach-based developer, is about to begin construction on a 25,000-square-foot flex building in Suffolk Industrial Park, said William C. Throne, an associate with Advantis, the real estate agency marketing the property. Construction is expected to be complete by December.

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The building, which will be located at the park’s entrance, will be equipped to handle companies needing showroom or warehouse space, Throne said. Each 2,500-square-foot unit comes with a roll-up door and loading area.

The building could also be built out to accommodate office users, such as dentists, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals. Firms can lease space ranging from 2,400- to 125,000-square-feet .

One of the greatest assets of the new building will be parking space availability, said Throne. The building will feature more than three parking spaces per 1,000-square-feet of rental space. If needed, it could be expanded to five spaces per 1,000-square-feet.

The new flex building is the only one of its size and type available in the city, he said.

&uot;This kind (of building) will round out the portfolio of buildings the city has to offer,&uot; he said. &uot;We are working in concert with the Industrial Development Authority to bring clients in from outside the area.

&uot;That would be our first choice,… because it would bring new jobs,&uot; he continued. &uot;That would let us really tout the area and show how much Suffolk has to offer.&uot;