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A site plan for the 19,167-square-foot new facility planned by Hill Dermaceuticals Inc. on two acres at Orlando Sanford International Airport.
A site plan for the 19,167-square-foot new facility planned by Hill Dermaceuticals Inc. on two acres at Orlando Sanford International Airport. (American Civil Engineering)

A Sanford-based pharmaceutical company is expanding its operations on land owned by the Sanford Airport Authority.

Hill Dermaceuticals Inc. plans to build a 19,167-square-foot warehouse/office building on two acres of airport land located on the east side of Mellonville Avenue, north of the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections office.

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Hill Dermaceuticals currently has a ground lease with the airport authority just down the street at 2650 Mellonville Ave., where the company has a 65,625-square-foot facility.

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The company pays the airport authority $3,144.24 per month for its 157,212-square-foot ground lease (24 cents per square foot annually) at its current property.

The company's new ground lease for the additional 87,120 square feet will be at 27 cents per square foot annually, or $1,960.20 monthly.

The St. Johns River Water Management District has issued a permit for the construction, though a minor modification request was filed June 2 with the new building site plan.

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Diane Crews, president and CEO of the Sanford Airport Authority, said construction is imminent on the project. Sanford-based Shoemaker Construction Co. Inc. is the general contractor, and the civil engineer is American Civil Engineering Co.

The project is part of the airport authority's mission to spur economic development in Sanford and Seminole County by leasing airport land for light industrial uses.

The new chief executive, Diane Crews, said the airport wants to lease about seven tracts of land, each 10 to 15 acres, for commercial use and guide the development.

Hill Dermaceuticals specializes in manufacturing dermatology products to treat skin diseases, such as scalp psoriasis, atopic dermatitis/eczema and chronic eczematous external otitis. The company also does contract manufacturing for other companies selling similar skin disease products.

Executives with Hill Dermaceuticals did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.

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