JV to Open 530 MSF Industrial Property in OR

The half-million-square-foot warehouse and beverage distribution facility is set to include office space, with possibility to add an additional 224,000 square feet.
SE 1st Ave. and S. Walnut, POrtland. Ore. Image courtesy of Trammell Crow Co.
SE First Avenue and S. Walnut, Portland. Ore. Image courtesy of Trammell Crow Co.

Columbia Distributing, together with Meritage and Trammell Crow Co. (TCC), has plans to open an industrial facility in Canby, Ore. The roughly 530,000-square-foot property will become the company’s new Portland metro area warehouse, consolidating its three current locations in Northwest Portland. Perlo Construction will be the general contractor for the project, while VLMK Engineering + Design has been handling design and permitting services.

Located at SE First Avenue and S. Walnut, on approximately 43 acres, the one-story warehouse and beverage distribution facility is expected to include an additional 16,600 square feet of office space and could be expanded by approximately 224,600 square feet in a future phase, according to documents from the Canby Planning Commission.

Senior Vice President Allen Patterson of Commercial Group and Terry Tolls of T.N. Tolls Co., represented TCC and the sellers in the sale of the land. Upon completion, in fall 2020, the warehouse is expected to employ approximately 200 people.

“In addition to the optimal space and routing efficiencies Canby offers, we’re so impressed with the community, the potential partnership opportunities and the promise for creating great local jobs,” Chris Steffanci, president & CEO at Columbia Distributing, said in a prepared statement. “We see no less than 200 positions working out of this location and we’re eager to fill any openings before we relocate next fall.”

TCC, which acquired the property, will develop the half-million-square-foot facility, which is set to be the largest in Candy and one of the largest under construction in the metro. The company, in a joint venture with Clarion Partners, recently signed a lease agreement with Federal Express Corp., for a built-to-suit facility in Austin, Texas.