A new space expected to create about 1,000 jobs in Forsyth County will break ground this month.
The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce announced in a news release this week the groundbreaking for the first two buildings of Shiloh Technology Center, a new industrial business park developed by Atlanta-based Dexter Companies on Shiloh Road in the Meadows Industrial Park in May.
“We encourage residents to join us in welcoming this development to our community,” said District 2 Commissioner Dennis Brown in the release. “This is an exciting development by a premier company – one that will enhance the overall balance between residential and commercial development in south Forsyth. Dexter’s presence in our community will help enhance our strategic position, enabling us to continue to attract top-quality companies and jobs to Forsyth County.”
In January, commissioners approved a sketch plat for the development, which will be made up of three buildings totaling 400,000 square feet on about 51.5 acres. Buildings 1 and 2 – which will total 145,600 and 136,000 square feet, respectively – will break ground in May. A pad-ready site for a third building totaling 123,200 square feet will be built out within three years.
“We are excited that Dexter Companies selected Forsyth County to develop this much-needed industrial-flex product,” said Robert Long, vice president of economic development for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. “When they break ground in May, we will have two of the largest available buildings along the Ga. 400 corridor under construction.”
The buildings will be used for either a single or multiple tenants for distribution, light manufacturing and assembly and office space. The development is projected to bring 800-1,000 jobs to Forsyth County, “with an anticipated real property investment exceeding $35 million,” and will be built across from the upcoming Halcyon Forsyth mixed-use project.
“The Forsyth 400 corridor demands more high-quality industrial buildings for businesses seeking to tap into the metro area’s finest workforce that yearns to work closer to their home,” said Blake Dexter, president of Dexter Companies. “We are filling that need with outstanding access to the Exit 12-McFarland interchange, together with immediate proximity to Big Creek Greenway access and the exciting Halcyon mixed-use village that will add 25 eateries (including a food hall), an Embassy Suites Hotel, and other amenities in spring of this year. Shiloh Technology Center provides large, modern industrial footprints for light manufacturing and last-mile logistics to serve the surrounding affluent residential communities.”