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McCraney details spec industrial project in Plant City

The West Palm Beach firm is advancing a 1.3 million development on a 70-acre strawberry field

July 24, 2016 01:00PM

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Rendering of County Line Logistics Center at Fancy Farms

Rendering of County Line Logistics Center at Fancy Farms

West Palm Beach-based McCraney Property Company announced details of a spec industrial property that would span 1.3 million square feet near Interstate 4 in Plant City.

The location is near a cluster of existing distribution centers operated by Amazon, Publix Super Markets, O’Reilly Auto Parks, and Miami-based Southern Wine & Spirits.

McCraney will build its spec industrial property on 70 acres of a 250-acre, family-owned strawberry farm called Fancy Farms, at the intersection of Rice Road and County Line Road in Plant City.

The development, called the County Line Logistics Center at Fancy Farms, will have clear heights up to 36 feet in four buildings, three between 130,000 and 175,000 square feet and one measuring 876,240 square feet.

McCraney bought the Plant City development site with representation from Bruce Erhardt, executive director with Cushman & Wakefield.

Lisa Parks Abberger, a commercial broker with Hauger-Bunch, Inc., represented the seller of the 70-acre strawberry field, the Grooms family.

“While the community has been proud of the agricultural heritage represented by Fancy Farms, it has embraced the next phase of commerce, including the burgeoning e-commerce trade heavily supported by the logistics industry,” Abberger said in a written statement.

“This area of Central Florida is the new frontier for the convergence of development and commerce,” Steven McCraney, president and CEO of McCraney Property Company, said in a statement. “The I-4 passage is attracting new business largely on the broad vision and commitment to the infrastructure of the community.”