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6/5/17 New Logistics Property Coming to Metro Atlanta

New Logistics Property Coming to Metro Atlanta
The plan is to build a 1 million-square-foot logistics asset, which could be expanded to 1.4 million. The building is scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2018.

Rendering of Gillem Logistics Center buildingRobinson Weeks Properties broke ground on a new building in the Gillem Logistics Center, a […]

5/13/16 Clayton County Zeroes in on Industries for Growth

Article by Martin Sinderman

Building upon inherent strengths in areas such as location, transportation infrastructure, and natural resources, Clayton County has targeted several industries for special attention in its economic development efforts.
The effort is based largely upon a strategic economic development plan prepared for the county in 2013 by Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, the university’s […]

3/24/16 Development Magazine: Gillem Logistics Center- From Army Base to Logistics Hub

Article by Development Magazine’s Contributing Writers, Forrest Robinsion and David Welch.

A closed Army base south of Atlanta is being transformed into a state-of-the-art logistics campus.
ROBINSON WEEKS Partners is spearheading the development of Gillem Logistics Center on the site of the former Fort Gillem Army Base. The 1,168-acre master-planned logistics center can accommodate more than 8 million square feet of […]

9/24/15 Clayton News Daily: Gillem breaks ground on another possible distribution center

Article by Cailin O’Brien.

Transcript of Cailin O’Brien’s Clayton News Daily article:

FOREST PARK — Key players in Gillem’s development gathered at the site Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking for an expansive regional distribution center.
“An 850,000-square foot building is 20-acres under roof,” said David Welch. “Or think about 17 football fields end to end and side to side. […]

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7/25/14 Atlanta Business Chronicle: Moving south

Article by Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Contributing Writer, Tonya Layman.

Transcript of Tonya Layman’s Atlanta Business Chronicle’s article:

Atlanta’s southside has a long history as a hub for logistics companies, and with a number of efforts underway to put more warehousing and e-commerce operations in place there, it has the potential to be one of the Southeast’s largest […]

6/20/14 Atlanta Business Chronicle: State-of-the-art logistics park slated for Fort Gillem

Article by Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Douglas Sams.

Transcript of Douglas Sams’ Atlanta Business Chronicle’s article:

At potentially up to 8 million square feet, the redevelopment of the former U.S. Army base at Fort Gillem represents a chance to build Atlanta’s largest logistics hub.

“Fort Gillem was like a doughnut hole sitting in the middle of everything,” said David […]

6/13/14 Georgia Public Broadcasting: Kroger will create 120 jobs in Clayton County!

Article by Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Jessica Forkel.

Transcript of Jessica Forkel’s Georgia Public Broadcasting article:

One of the world’s largest grocery retailers, Kroger, is relocating to a new distribution center in Forest Park, creating 120 new jobs and investing more than $175 million over the next five years.

Governor Deal said, “Georgia is the ideal location for Kroger to […]

6/12/14 Clayton News Daily: Kroger gets ready to move into Gillem Logistics Center following deal with city

Article by Clayton News Daily’s Cailin O’Brien.

Transcript of Cailin O’Brien’s Clayton News Daily article:

Now that the deal’s been settled with Forest Park, Kroger seems to be in a rush to move into the new Gillem Logistics Center.
The deal officially closed Wednesday morning when about 800 acres of Gillem transferred to the city. Gov. Nathan Deal […]

6/10/14 Atlanta Journal Constitution: Updated: Fort Gillem remake coming soon

Article by Atlanta Journal Constitution’s J. Scott Trubey.

Transcript of J. Scott Trubey’s Atlanta Journal Constitution article:

The authority overseeing the redevelopment of Fort Gillem in Clayton County is expected to formally take control of about half of the sprawling former Army post this week.

A transfer to civilian control of more than 700 acres that had been […]