Best Buy Distribution Center

Polk County, Florida

Best Buy Distribution Center is a 650,808 square foot facility that was developed to meet this retailer’s surge in online sales. While the zoning for this site allowed for distribution center uses, the center was being located in the Green Swamp Area of Critical State Concern. To move the design swiftly through the stringent Army Corps of Engineers approvals process, our team developed a creative site design that addressed critical concerns and impacts. Our environmental scientists identified native species and created site boxes for native Kestrels and relocated tortoises. In addition, we addressed challenging soil and groundwater conditions, as well as significant topographic relief. Our team developed an aggressive stormwater approach to significantly reduce fill across the site, ultimately saving more than 200,000 cubic yards of import, which resulted in cost savings of more than two million dollars. Phased construction plans were key to meeting an aggressive building delivery schedule while navigating a complex and lengthy environmental permitting process.

Aerial view of the Best Buy Distribution Center in Polk County, Florida. Parking in front of the Best Buy Distribution Center in Polk County, Florida. Aerial view of the Best Buy Distribution Warehouse in Polk County, Florida.

Client

  • Scannell Properties

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