Jacksonville issued a building permit to Industrial Building Group to construct a 275,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse, a popular industrial sector in the area. At least five refrigeration and cold-storage projects are in development, primarily in North Jacksonville

The FreezePak facility is expected to cost just under $50 million ($48.8 million) to build. The project comprises 212,000 square feet of freezer space, a 43,680-square-foot loading dock, a 9,728-square-foot office and utility and mechanical space.

The development began construction in August 2023, and completion is scheduled for October 2024.

FreezPak Logistics says it is a leading third-party food logistics company. The company said it will offer blast freezing, cross-docking, transportation, repacking and other services at the facility. 

The Jacksonville Daily Record reports FreezPak told the city its cold-storage and distribution facility would have at least 80 employees by year-end 2027. FreezePak is up for a grant from the city if they spend at least $95 million and hire the employees by the end of 2027.

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