“We’re thrilled that Ackerman & Co. is developing this project in Rockdale County and bringing jobs to our community. We strive to create a business-friendly environment to attract just this type of economic development,” said Marty Jones, executive director of the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council.
Located at 2430 Dogwood Drive, the 92-acre Rockdale Technology Center is less than one mile from a full-diamond I-20 interchange and is adjacent to a CSX Transportation rail line, offering convenient access to the entire metro Atlanta area, the Southeast and the Port of Savannah.
A planned 550,000 square-foot cross-dock facility will round out the development for a total of 1 million square feet of industrial space.
Ackerman & Co. Senior Vice President Brett Buckner and Chris Miller, newly hired senior vice president, will team up to lease the Class A space, which will feature 30-foot clear heights, 6-inch concrete slab flooring, white TPO roofing and high-efficiency LED lighting.
“This new Class A development will meet the strong demand for distribution and manufacturing space in the I-20 East industrial submarket, which currently has one of the lowest vacancy rates in the Atlanta industrial market at 2.2%,” said Kris Miller, president of Ackerman & Co.
Buckner added, “The site’s strategic location offers distributors direct access to a freight rail line adjacent to the property as well as high-visibility frontage along heavily traveled I-20.”
Big-box corporate tenants in the Rockdale/Conyers area include Baxter International, 21st Century Fox, Pratt Industries, Golden State Foods and Solo Cup Company.