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Meridian Design Build Completes Cedar Rapids Distribution Center

Meridian Design Build Completes Cedar Rapids Distribution Center

Meridian Design Build recently completed construction on a 479,000-square-foot package sortation and distribution center for developer Scannell Properties on a 79-acre site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The new facility is located at 1035 Commerce Park Drive SW and will be FedEx Ground’s new automated package in a move that will bring a $108.6 million warehouse and distribution center and more than 480 jobs to southwest Cedar Rapids.

The new building includes 190 loading docks, 12 drive-in doors, 168 interior van loading positions, and 31,977 SF of office space. Significant site improvements were completed to accommodate a 660-car parking lot, 189 van staging spaces, 130 tractor parking and a 330-stall trailer storage yard.

Meridian completed the project on a design/build basis, with Cornerstone Architects providing architectural design services and Manhard Consulting handling the civil engineering design. The property is conveniently located just nine minutes from the Eastern Iowa Airport.


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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.

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