Food distributor buys Osceola property to resolve code violations for street parking

Food distribution giant McLane Suneast is expanding its Kissimmee facility to resolve an ongoing code enforcement case with Osceola County.

McLane entered into a consent order last summer with the county after code enforcement officers repeatedly cited the company for allowing its tractor trailers to park illegally on side streets surrounding the company's distribution center on Poinciana Boulevard.

The consent order set deadlines for McLane to file a Site Development Plan and other necessary permits for an expanded parking lot. The company engaged Hanson Walter & Associates for the engineering work and North Carolina-based Brookwood Capital Partners as developer. 

A Brookwood affiliate has applied for a building permit for a parking lot with spaces for 118 trucks, and last week paid $1 million for the 10-acre lot immediately south of the Kissimmee warehouse.

Located in the Poinciana Office and Industrial Park, the lot neighbors a 12-acre parcel that was sold last year for a new Restaurant Depot warehouse

Restaurant Depot and Brookwood are also building out the east-west  "Avenue A" in the industrial park to create a four-way intersection at Poinciana Boulevard and Mercantile Lane.  

Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, McLane currently operates 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S.   

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