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Economic Development: Business Parks in Middleborough

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
20 Centre Street, third floor
Middleborough, MA 02346
(508) 946-2402

Janis K. Akerstrom, Director
jakerstrom@middleborough.com

Business Parks in Middleborough

There are currently four active commercial parks located within the Town: Middleborough Park @495, Campanelli Business Park, Abbey Lane, and the South Middleborough Business Park (Cowan Drive). In addition Southpointe Corporate Center was permitted by the Town in the early 1990’s but has not yet been developed.

Middleborough Park @ 495 contains 12 lots with up to 1,090,100 square feet of development space on 113 acres. Currently the Park has four tenant buildings- Trader Joe's (130,000 sq. ft. with an additional 67,000 sq. ft. reserved expansion area); Brookfield Engineering (91,000 sq. ft. with an additional 54,500 sq. ft. reserved expansion area); 16 Commerce Blvd., a multi-tenant building (28,764 sq. ft); and Compass Medical Offices.

The Campanelli Business Park contains 14-18 lots with up to 2,167,000 square feet of development space on 217 acres. Currently the Park has seven major tenants - Christmas Tree Shops (785,369 sq. ft. with an additional 250,000 sq. ft. reserved expansion area); NES Clothing (275,000 sq. ft); Serta Mattress (150,725 sq. ft. with an additional 65,000 sq. ft. reserved expansion area); Sager Electronics (108,000 sq. ft. with an additional 42,000 sq. ft. reserved expansion area); Champion Exposition Services (95,000 sq. ft. with an additional 48,000 sq. ft. reserved expansion area.); Eastern Bank (58,544 sq. ft.) and Butler Automatic (30,000 sq. ft. with an additional 20,000 sq. ft. reserved expansion area) plus four smaller tenants in a multi-tenant building (26,266 sq. ft.). Idex, (80,100 sq. ft. with an additional 20,000 sq. ft. reserved expansion area) a medical device company, is the latest large tenant. The most recent tenant is Groupo Bimbo Bakeries (80,100 sq. ft.).

Abbey Lane is a 9 lot industrial/office park with seven current (7) tenants- Mass Tank Engineering (48,000 sq. ft.); Andy’s Machines (10,000 sq. ft.); East Cost Distributers (10,000 sq. ft.); a multiple use office and storage facility (12,800); Ericas Dance Acedemy (9,216 sq. ft.) and two smaller Office/Warehouse/Storage facilities (6,000 sq. ft.)

South Middleborough Business Park, known as Cowan Drive, contains 5 lots and three tenants – the Federal Express Ground Shipping facility (70,632 sq. ft.), Pavestone Manufacturing (62,978 sq. ft.). and, the newest company, Malden International, (180,550 square foot warehouse and distribution center (picture frames/photo albums) was completed in the fall of 2009, adding 100 new jobs.

The Southpointe Corporate Center located at the Route 44/I-495 interchange had been permitted for 1.85 million square feet of industrial development space. It is being actively marketed by Jones, Lang and LaSalle and General Investment and Development Inc. as potential retail/hotel space and will be a highly desirable location with the highway visibility and opening of a resort/casino nearby.

Middleborough is the headquarters of four major companies: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Christmas Tree Shops, Champion Exposition Services, and Brookfield Engineering that employ over 800 persons.