A family owner and developer of 67 acres of pasture land in northeast Sanford expects to start horizontal site work by December for a light industrial park, and is seeking general contractor bids for the phased work. Based at 475 N. Cedar Road, the property lies north of Narcissus Avenue, south of Rand Yard Road, and near Interstate 4 and S.R. 17 46 (W. First Street).Chris Kelley, owner of Rand Farms LLC and whose family has owned the land for more than 80 years, first introduced plans for the phased project known as NorthPort Industrial Park in March 2016.A 70-acre parcel in Sanford that's been owned by a Central Florida family for 80 years appears destined to become an industrial park.Christopher Kelley is proposing that his family's land, currently wooded area, be packaged for “upscale” industrial uses.Kelley said the project has already cleared city zoning and subdivision approvals, and is awaiting Sanford’s review of engineering plans. He also filed permit requests last week with the St. Johns River Water Management District. Kelley said horizontal site work is projected to start by Dec. 1, which he estimates at $2.5 million with a duration of six to eight months. Civil Engineer on the project is John Herbert of American Civil Engineering Co. in Winter Springs.The park will be designed for the development of up to 650,000 square feet of light industrial space across an estimated 25 to 30 buildings. Preliminary site plans show lots ranging from 0.66 acres to 7.22 acres. Larger parcels, however, can be configured for larger buildings, additional outdoor storage, and lay-down.
Created on September 26th, 2017 (last updated 12 months ago)