New building soon to rise near airport

Whitehall leaders expect a new 260,000-square-foot industrial building to be completed by the end of the year at the Airport South Commerce & Tech Park, north of East Broad Street between North Yearling and Poth roads.

The new industrial building is a second phase of collaboration with developers Mark F. Taggart and Fed One Dublin, said city Development Director Zach Woodruff.

The companies recently completed a 140,000-square-foot industrial building at the commerce park that is occupied today by Continental Auto Parts and Takeya USA, a lifestyle-products company best known for sustainable beverage and food-storage products.

The building is on the site of the former Oasis Corp., a water-cooler and fountain manufacturer.

The new 260,000-square-foot industrial building will rise north of the existing building.

Whitehall will offer a 15-year, 100 percent property-tax abatement to the developer to construct the new building.

“They will make an investment of $8 million to $12 million,” Woodruff said.

As part of the agreement, the developer will be required to create at least 75 jobs with an annual payroll of $2 million within three years, Woodruff said.

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