Groundbreaking Friday for massive Kenosha warehouse

Chicago-based First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. will host a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of a 600,000-square-foot distribution center that it is building at Highway 158 and 88th Avenue in Kenosha. The actual construction project began recently. The building will be occupied by Rust-Oleum Corp. The building could be expanded in the future to 850,000 square feet. It will anchor the new 169-acre First Park Kenosha business park that is being developed by First Industrial. The business park will be able to accommodate more than 1.6 million square feet of space. Bannockburn, Ill.-based Principle Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the building. Itasca, Ill.-based Heitman Architects Inc. designed by the building. John Sharpe of Lee & Associates is the marketing agent for First Park Kenosha.

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