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McCraney Property Company Plans Over 1.3 Million Square Foot Industrial Spec Building In Plant City, Florida

McCraney Property Company, a leading developer of modern high-finish industrial properties, purchased 70 acres of Fancy Farms’ nearly 250-acre Grooms’ family-owned strawberry farm, at the intersection of County Line Road and Rice Road in Plant City, Florida. The company will develop a class A industrial spec property totaling 1,3250,520 square feet.

According to company officials, the park’s design will target high-quality end-users requiring freight forwarding and fulfillment needs while also seeking a business location that evokes a sense of place. The Park will incorporate McCraney Property Company’s signature clean facades and high finish benchmark setting product, which includes clear heights up to 36 feet, throughout its four buildings: Building 100 encompassing 131,200 square feet, Building 200 which will be 168,480 square feet, Building 300 planned at 173,600 square feet and Building 400 designed at 876,240 square feet.

In the immediate vicinity of Amazon, Publix Super Markets, O'Reilly Auto Parks, and Southern Wine & Spirits’ distribution facilities, McCraney Property Company’s new development will be one of the few sites that can support a single million square foot user, a spokesperson said. Paying homage to the organic growth of Plant City as the winter strawberry capital of the world and the importance of County Line Road as a hub for distribution, McCraney Property Company’s newest industrial development will include the famed strawberry field in its name, “County Line Logistics Center at Fancy Farms.”

“This area of Central Florida is the new frontier for the convergence of development and commerce. The I-4 passage is attracting new business largely on the broad vision and commitment to the infrastructure of the community and its leaders,” said Steven McCraney, President/CEO, McCraney Property Company. “An avid advocate of advancement, City Manager Mike Herr and the Plant City Economic President /CEO Jake Austin have been instrumental change agents in accelerating smart business growth and development within Plant City.”

“In order to know where you’re going, you need to know where you came from. I take great pride in being the one chosen by the Grooms’ family to lead this property towards the future. Their entrepreneurial spirit and community legacy will always remain in Plant City,” added McCraney.

Lisa Parks Abberger, a commercial broker with Hauger-Bunch, Inc., represented the seller in this transaction, and Bruce Erhardt, Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield, represented McCraney Property Company. “While the community has been proud of the agricultural heritage represented by Fancy Farms, it has embraced the next phase of commerce, including the burgeoning e-commerce trade heavily supported by the logistics industry,” Abberger said.

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