Ground will be broken today on flex building

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Construction is about to get under way on a new multi-tenant building in the city’s growing Carolina Road corridor.

Empire Development Group, a Virginia Beach-based developer, is breaking ground on a new 25,000-square-foot flex building in Suffolk Industrial Park next week. A groundbreaking ceremony is slated for May 18.

The building, located on four acres at the corner of Carolina Road and Obici Industrial Boulevard, will be equipped to handle companies needing showroom or warehouse space, said William C. Throne, an associate with Advantis, the real estate agency marketing the site.

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Each 2,500-square-foot unit will come 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 25,000-square-feet.

One of the greatest assets of the new building will be parking space availability, added 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.