Construction formally begins on new logistics facility in Elgin

GoldCoast Logistics Group (GCLG), NAI Hiffman, PANCOR Construction & Development, Elgin Development Group, the Elgin Chamber of Commerce, the Elgin City Council and GCLG have announced the groundbreaking for GCLG’s new $15 million, 61,888-square-foot state-of-the-art headquarters in Elgin, Ill., located about 35 miles northwest of Chicago. The facility, which will include a 38,000-square-foot warehouse and 23,000-square-foot office with driver dormitories, is part of the burgeoning I-90 Northwest submarket, which added nearly 1.5 million square feet of new industrial deliveries in 2020 – a 10-year high.

Spurred by the rise of e-commerce, GCLG has grown from 250 employees and one location in 2018 to 700 employees in Elgin, Florida and Arizona, and its truck fleet has more than quadrupled. The company expects to employ 900 and reach $200 million in revenue by the end of 2021.

To accommodate GCLG’s growth and help the firm attract and retain employees, architect PANCOR designed the headquarters with amenities and details not typically found in industrial properties. That includes upscale office space featuring a three-story glass curtain wall; rooftop deck for working and socializing; two-story atrium with steel-and-glass stair; four break rooms; a cigar room; and a spa and workout area featuring dry and wet saunas, interior and exterior workout zones, and a half-sized basketball court. For drivers who need overnight accommodations, there will be 26 dormitory rooms with flex space for recreation and relaxation. As an approved and permitted accessory use of GCLG’s primary business, this dormitory is among the first of its kind.

Construction is expected to be completed in December 2021.

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