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McCraney plans new Ocoee light industrial park with up to 646k SF along S.R. 429

McCraney plans new Ocoee light industrial park with up to 646k SF along S.R. 429
A rendering of one of three new industrial warehouse buildings proposed for a 44.1-acre undeveloped parcel in Ocoee, with access off Maguire Road and set southeast of the Franklin Street and S.R. 429 intersection. (C4 Architecture)

West Palm Beach-based developer McCraney Property Company wants to expand its industrial footprint further into west Orange County, filing plans for three new warehouses in Ocoee that could total more than 646,000 square feet.

The 44.1-acre undeveloped parcel, accessible off Maguire Road and set southeast of the Franklin Street and S.R. 429 intersection, is owned by an LLC affiliate of College Park-based dentist Bruce Gordy.

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Outlined is the 44.1-acre undeveloped parcel, with access off Maguire Road and set southeast of the Franklin Street and S.R. 429 intersection.
Outlined is the 44.1-acre undeveloped parcel, with access off Maguire Road and set southeast of the Franklin Street and S.R. 429 intersection. (City of Ocoee)

"This used to be orange groves, and has been in the Brown family (Gordy's wife's family) for more than 100 years," Gordy told GrowthSpotter. "We're happy to get a good developer who will do something really nice there."

Closing on the property sale is tied to final approval of plans and permits by the city, said Gordy, who estimated February or March 2018.

The site also lies directly north of a 27.86-acre vacant site planned for development by construction equipment supplier Sunbelt Rentals, for its second store in Greater Orlando.

McCraney has a preliminary site plan going before Ocoee's Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 10, which was rescheduled from a Sept. 12 meeting due to Hurricane Irma.

Dubbed "Ocoee Business Park," McCraney is proposing development of a light industrial/flex office park with three warehouses that total up to 646,366 square feet.

Those individual warehouses break down on the PSP with projected conditioned storage areas of 144,000 square feet, 405,596 square feet and 96,770 square feet.

Officials with McCraney did not respond to requests for comment this week.

Staff are recommending approval of the preliminary site plan, and Ocoee's Development Review Committee gave its recommendation on Sept. 5.

This would the third new industrial project by McCraney in Greater Orlando this year.

It follows plans introduced in early May for the last two undeveloped pads at Bent Oak Industrial Park for 180,000 square feet of spec warehouse space, and plans filed in March with Lake Mary for more than 45,000 square feet at SunTech Commerce Park.

Smiley & Associates is civil engineer on the Ocoee project, C4 Architecture is the architect, and Bo Bradford of Lee & Associates will be marketing the warehouse space for lease.

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