Somers industrial park gets preliminary OK

Somers — The Plan Commission gave a collective nod Monday night to a proposed industrial park development on 309 acres of farmland at highways H and S. Majestic Realty Co. is proposing the project. Although there is no timeline yet, and sale of the land must be completed, Josh Wheeler of Majestic said the company plans a long-term commitment to the development. Majestic already is developing a single-tenant property in Pleasant Prairie. The Somers project would...

Majestic Realty’s Fran Inman Named to National Freight Advisory Committee

City of Industry, Calif. – Fran Inman, senior vice president for governmental relations and community affairs for Majestic Realty Co. and a member of the California Transportation Commission, has been named to serve on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC). The 47-member citizens committee was established to advise the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on matters related to freight transportation in the United States....

Retailer to bring 200 jobs to Acworth

Acworth — A national retailer of fishing, hunting and other outdoor gear announced plans to open one of its first two Georgia locations near Acworth, bringing 200 jobs. The Sidney, Neb.-based sporting goods retailer Cabela’s Inc. is set to begin construction this fall in its Acworth store on Highway 92 at Interstate 75 and hopes to open by fall 2014, said Nathan Borowski, spokesman for the retailer. The 100,000-square-foot store is planned to be the first in the...

Majestic Realty moves with Airport Center expansion

Industrial real estate developer Majestic Realty Co. is moving forward with its latest expansion of Airport Center. Majestic has filed plans with the state for a 1.5 million-square-foot warehouse project on 160 acres in Union City. Majestic is seeking to rezone the land to become the next phase of the developer’s Airport Center III project. It will be reviewed as part of the state’s developments of regional impact program. Majestic targets 2015 for its...

Distribution center gets go-ahead in Pleasant Prairie

A 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center in Kenosha County has gained village of Pleasant Prairie’s approval, but California developer Majestic Realty Co. has not yet lined up tenants or set a timeline to start construction. The project is Majestic’s first in the Milwaukee or Chicago area and the latest of several distribution centers planned in Pleasant Prairie. Majestic is seeking companies to lease the building, and plans to have all needed government...

Doyle Square proposals bring opportunities, challenges

Developers vying to join the city in a massive redevelopment near Capitol Square offer striking resumes and building concepts, but the city must decide if the proposals meet minimum requirements for the project. The teams — Hammes Co./Majestic Realty Co.; the Journeyman Group/Gialamas Co./Marcus Hotels and Resorts/LZ Ventures; Mortenson Development; and North Central Group — have done major, if not iconic, projects locally and across the nation. “I’m encouraged...