The Atkins Group Announces Construction of Cardinal Warehouse, a 635,000SF logistics facility in Decatur, IL
Decatur & Urbana, Illinois – The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County (EDC) and the city of Decatur joins The Atkins Group to announce the construction of a warehouse and distribution facility, on Decatur’s northeast side. The 635,000-square-foot facility will be developed at 4250 North Commercial Crossing in the city’s logistics corridor.
“The Atkins Group (TAG) is thrilled to be starting construction on Cardinal Warehouse in Decatur. The site is positioned perfectly for logistics with quick convenient access to I-72. To reach this stage, TAG is grateful for the cooperation and support from the City of Decatur, Macon County and the EDC,” says Mark Dixon, president of TAG. “Besides the government agencies, TAG appreciates the services of Mike Dean of Cushman & Wakefield and AJ Thoma of Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty.”
“We greatly appreciate The Atkins Group for selecting Decatur for this exciting project,” says Nicole Bateman, president of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County. “This new facility not only creates jobs in our community but also highlights Decatur’s position as an emerging logistics and distribution center.”
Up to 75 employees will work at the facility and the development will benefit from the Decatur-Macon County Enterprise Zone. Construction has recently started at the site and will wrap up in the summer of 2022.
“This project shows that Decatur remains a key location for industrial expansion and logistics, and that the city’s planning for a logistics corridor is paying off,” said Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe. “The city and Macon County worked together closely with all parties to move this project forward, especially in making modifications to the future beltway plans to accommodate the project.”
Additional partners on the construction project include ARCO National Construction, Martin Engineering Company, and GMA Architects.
The Atkins Group, a family-owned business based in Urbana, has real estate holdings consisting of residential, farm, industrial, office and commercial properties. TAG currently invests and manages real estate properties in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and California.
About The Atkins Group
The Atkins Group owns and manages a diverse portfolio of holdings in residential, office, retail, industrial, and farm land investments. Each division works with clients on a custom experience to fit every need; from finding the right land, buying and selling, to coordinating concept designs, bids, and build-outs. For the industrial holdings, TAG provides project management and property management services. John Martinie, VP of Development, will be the project manager for the Cardinal Warehouse project.
About the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County
The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County is a nonprofit public-private partnership responsible for non-retail business attraction, expansion and retention efforts in Decatur & Macon County. Composed of a combination of leading private sector employers, labor, educational institutions and a variety of governmental bodies, the EDC is uniquely positioned to address the needs of Macon County’s existing business and employer base along with prospective businesses looking to locate in and around the Decatur, Illinois area. The EDC works with and on behalf of local, state and federal partners to provide economic, technical and training assistance to businesses in the Macon County area.
Nicole Bateman, President
Economic Development Corporation of Decatur-Macon County