NorthPoint development far ahead of schedule

The $139 million development being built on Wesel Boulevard in Hagerstown is running roughly three years ahead of schedule, according to officials.

NorthPoint Development Chief Marketing Officer and founding partner Brent Miles updated the Hagerstown City Council during its meeting Tuesday on the construction of four warehouses and distribution spaces, totaling 2.2 million square feet.

Miles said the buildings were in varying states of completion.

Construction began on Buildings No. 1 and No. 3 last March. Both were expected to be completed and at least partially leased by the end of 2021.

According to a presentation by Miles, building No. 1 was anticipated to be eight months ahead of schedule and building No. 3 seven months early.

In October, Amazon was announced as the occupant for building No. 1, which is more than 1 million square feet.

Buildings No. 2 and No. 4, which were planned to be completed and partially leased at the end of 2024, are now anticipated to be finished by the end of this year, according to the presentation.

Miles said the lease for building No. 2, a 798,000 square-foot structure on the same side of Wesel Boulevard as the Amazon building, would be signed and announced soon, potentially this week.

The work has been “way faster” and “way better” than expected and the Missouri-based company was proud to have invested in the community, he said.

The project also includes a $6 million roadway reconstruction project, which is being accomplished through a public-private partnership with funding from NorthPoint Development at $1.8 million, Washington County at up to $2.7 million and the City of Hagerstown at up to $1.5 million.

The first section from Burhans Boulevard to the area around the Wesel Storage Center and Noland Co. closed the week of Sept. 21 to help accelerate the improvements. The road reopened Thanksgiving week.

Work on the second section between Noland Co., 1350 Wesel Blvd.; and the Hagerstown city limits just west of Chick-Fil-A at 1680 Wesel Blvd., began Monday and is expected to be completed this summer.

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