In response to the increased parcel volumes and increased space and operational challenges the Annex has experienced in recent years, a major facility project to replace the current Milwaukee Annex has been approved.
This facility will be a new construction on our land at the corner of College Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue just south of the airport. At just over 400,000 square feet with 56 dock doors, it will be 2.5 times the size of the current Annex facility. It will be an industrial style facility with 56’x56’ column bays and a support space wing and will likely include some new equipment to address our processing and safety challenges from the current building. While the approved facility project does not include the Downtown Plant operations, the new facility will be designed to allow the possibility of a facility expansion at a future date.
We are now entering the exciting phase of making the new facility come to life and become a reality. The Facilities department has begun work on the design and other pre-construction activities. These activities will take most of this fall to complete.
Construction activities could begin as early as January 2020 with an anticipated completion date in summer of 2021 and a move-in prior to Christmas of 2021.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon.