Largest “Shovel Ready” Industrial Site along Interstate 5 in Oregon, Washington and Northern California
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Mill Creek Corporate Center (MCCC), a master planned 514-acre industrial site in Salem, offers a premier location with immediate access to the I-5 corridor. Mill Creek Corporate Center is located just 45 miles south of Portland. It is the region’s largest and most dynamic new development opportunity with cost competitive sites close to major population centers in the Northwest.
The project offers large distribution sites, business and industrial parks, a commercial core offering restaurants, banking, and other services to the Corporate Center occupants. Flex-space, manufacturing sites, warehousing, and offices are offered in a spacious, planned environment.
- Large Flexible Sites with Flat Topography
- Ready to Build
- Water, Sewer, Power and Communications in Place
- Access to Portland International Airport and the Port of Portland
- State of the Art Infrastructure
- Employee Recruitment/Screening and Training Incentives
- Highly Skilled Workforce
- Open space, trail networks and access to services for employees
- Located less than one mile from the I-5, Kuebler Blvd interchange.
- 50 miles from Portland and 60 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX).
- Enterprise Zone 3 to 5 year property tax abatement may be available for eligible firms locating on Site 1C. The City of Salem Urban Development Department is preparing the items necessary to establish this incentive on Site 1C and should be complete by August 2012.
- Expedited and concurrent permitting where construction could occur in less than 180 days.
- Employment Center zoning that allows for a range of uses like; manufacturing, industrial, warehouse, wholesale sales, etc.
- Population base of over 150,000 in the city and over 390,000 in the MSA, with an experienced, and highly skilled workforce.
- With accommodations for a diverse mixture of businesses, MCCC offers sites for large firms wanting to consolidate their operations and small firms to locate close to larger clients. A high quality environment and package of support services available are a unique combination.
- Salem offers a highly skilled and available workforce and a pro-active business community. A central location close to the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains combine to make our area a great place to live and work.
FedEx – First MCCC Facility Completed
Mill Creek Corporate Center, is home to FedEx, a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art distribution center that opened in October 2009. The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer opened their 465,000 sq. ft. Rapid Deployment Center in early 2011.
In a joint collaboration between the City of Salem and the State of Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Jones Salem LLC, a Kansas City developer, has constructed the first building at Mill Creek Corporate Center. On October 28, 2008 the FedEx Corporation conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new facility.
The Salem 50,000 sq. ft., state of the art distribution center is equipped with 28-service doors on a eight-acre site. It will help meet capacity needs in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
The Home Depot
Years of hard work and preparation paid off in January 2011 when Home Depot opened a high-tech distribution center in Salem creating more than 230 new jobs for Oregonians.
Home Depot’s 467,000 square-foot distribution warehouse at the Mill Creek Corporate Center in southeast Salem will ship merchandise to stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The $30.5 million facility, which Home Depot calls a Rapid Deployment Center, currently employs more than 230. Statewide, the retailer’s operations employ more than 6,000.
The project shows the critical importance of making shovel-ready, certified industrial sites available for such developments around the state. In 2001, the Oregon Legislature directed the state to sell the property, which has a total of 515 developable acres. State and Salem city officials have worked together to plan the property’s development.
Economic development officials knew the site, with its flat topography and proximity to two major roadways, could attract major employers to the Salem area. An innovative collaboration between Business Oregon and the city of Salem, the Mill Creek Corporate Center allows for a mix of uses including warehouse distribution, light manufacturing, a business park and up to 20 acres of commercial services on a variety of lot sizes.
Certified Industrial Sites are considered “project-ready”—where the typical impediments to development have been identified and resolved and building can begin within 180 days of a development decision. Issues related to environmental clearances, zoning, utilities and transportation are addressed by the appropriate state, local and tribal agencies prior to confirmation of the site’s readiness to be developed. All certified sites are reviewed by an independent certifier for adherence to the program’s strict guidelines.
The Home Depot warehouse occupies a 1/4-mile long building with loading docks on both sides and on both ends. A conveyor system operates inside the building receiving products from supplier trucks on one side and then distributes it to Home Depot trucks on the other side. The building will handle an estimated 250 trucks, 24 hours a day, every day. No product will remain in the building for more than 24 hours so there is no warehousing.
Wetlands project allows economic development and environmental preservation to occur in tandem
Salem, Ore., Wed., July 27, 2011 –– A wetlands preservation project has recently begun at the Mill Creek Corporate Center (Center), home of the FedEx Distribution Center and the Home Depot Rapid Deployment Center in southeast Salem.
The Center is a joint venture between the State of Oregon’s Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and the City of Salem. Pacific Habitat, under contract with DAS, is managing the construction project. The City of Salem is funding the project through a $1.6 million loan from the Oregon Business Development Department and a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Center’s Master Plan promotes high quality development that preserves and protects the area’s natural amenities and environmentally sensitive areas; it is one of the first developments in Oregon to incorporate an environmental restoration component of this size into a commercial/industrial design of this scale.
Approximately 100 of the Center’s 650 acres of wetland/open space have been transferred to the City of Salem to be restored and, in the future, maintained as open space in perpetuity. The first phase, soil excavation for approximately 70 acres of wetland mitigation area and open space has begun fulfilling a promise to area residents and regulating agencies. When complete, the open space will provide flood control and stormwater treatment for much of the development. The second phase, approximately 30 acres, will occur as development on properties adjacent to the open space takes place.
Salem contractor, K & E Excavating, was selected through a public State procurement process to complete the first phase of soil excavation and site grading. This work began in June and will conclude in December 2011. The area will be planted with native and water efficient plants beginning in spring of 2012, followed by several years of monitoring.
The Center is expected to generate $400 million in private investment and create 5,000 new jobs over the next 15 to 20 years. The property is bound by Turner Road to the south, Kuebler Boulevard to the west, Highway 22 to the north, and Deer Park Drive to the east.