Epoch Properties, along with NAI Columbia, announced plans for Lightwood Industrial Park, about 100 acres of industrial, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space close to downtown Columbia.
The venture features a Class A industrial park, which will be located in Richland County between Interstate 20 and Farrow Road, according to a news release Lightwood Industrial Park has direct access from Interstate 20 and is near Carolina Research Park and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
“We are excited about working with businesses as they consider investing in the development of a Class A industrial park in Richland County,” Jeff Ruble, Richland County economic development director, said in the news release. “The ark will play a key role in creating new jobs and experiences for our citizens in Richland County and further strengthen establishments that have already made that commitment such as, Mark Anthony Brewing, China Jushi USA and Charter NEX Films.”
Epoch Properties was attracted to the park’s location, principal Rich McKenrick said in the release.
“When we first looked at the site, we immediately saw the potential that the park could provide to the community here in the Midlands,” he said in the release. “One can understand the enthusiasm we felt for the potential of such a centrally located park. We are excited to partner with the team at NAI Columbia to help us make this vision a reality.”
Lightwood Industrial Park is 113.10 acres accommodating about 650,000 square feet of industrial development, not including a 10-acre site for sale within the park. Epoch Properties is the exclusive developer for build-to-suit, land sales and spec buildings. The building sizes range from about 48,000 to 260,000 square feet.
“Given how strong the demand is in the Columbia industrial market for spaces less than 100,000 square feet, we are providing unique square footage solutions for companies who desire the ergonomics and appeal of new tilt-up or pre-cast construction,” NAI broker John Gregory said in the release.