New Freight Terminal Proposed in Coon Rapids

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission last week tabled a plan for a proposed freight terminal on a 23-acre industrial site, seeking a study on the potential impacts of truck traffic there.

Dayton Freight, based in Dayton, Ohio, had proposed building a 87,000-square-foot freight terminal and a 38,000-square-foot maintenance building on a vacant site at the intersection of Evergreen Boulevard and 87th Lane Northwest.

The commission followed the city planning staff’s recommendation and tabled the request to ask the company to complete a detailed analysis of how the trucks from the facility would impact roads in the area, according to a story in the, a community paper in Coon Rapids.

There was no large outcry against the project at the planning commission hearing, according to the paper, however, staff were concerned about the impacts of the traffic on an a YMCA, daycare and retail center just north of the site.

Dayton Freight has two other locations in the Twin Cities, one in Maple Grove and another in Lakeville.

Since the site is zoned industrial and as this is an industrial use, it is still likely to get approved, according to Jon Yanta, an industrial broker at Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq in Bloomington, who has no involvement in this project.

Besides traffic, the city is probably also going to look at how the user plans to use the rest of the site to store trailers and tractors, he said.

Source: Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal