Findlay will be getting one of its needs for further economic growth met next month when construction starts on a building for warehousing or industry.
It’s unknown yet who will occupy the 100,000-square-foot building on Crystal Avenue northeast of Crystal Glen Apartments.
But that’s the point.
In today’s competitive world, many companies look to communities to provide them with building space. So a lack of it can be an obstacle to luring companies or to growth by existing companies, said Tim Mayle, director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development.
The building, northeast of Crystal Glen Apartments, will be “designed for industrial use but it could be used for warehousing,” Mayle has said. “A lot of manufacturers are producing more and more every single day with the economy, so they are trying to get warehousing out of their manufacturing facility. So even if we have more space for warehousing, it’s giving increased capacity for manufacturing.”
Even better: Humble Robinson Group, of Bellefontaine, which is building the structure has room for two more on the 22 acres it bought last month east of Crystal and north of Melrose Avenue.
In addition, Production Drive, which now extends east from Bright Road into the Tall Timbers Industrial Park, will be extended west to the site, Mayle said.
Findlay City Planning Commission today approved Humble Robinson’s plans for the 100,000-square-foot building to be finished next spring.