Amigos Foods Constructs New Warehouse on Former Rail Yard in Archer Heights

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By Maureen Wilkey

Tandem Ventures recently provided compliance and workforce development consulting services for Development Solutions, Inc. (DSI) on its construction of a 113,000 square foot cold storage distribution center and regional headquarters for national meat distributor Amigos Foods. The building in Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood included significant MBE participation as required by the City of Chicago.

The new two-story cold storage facility has 32’ clear height and 67,000 square feet of freezers and convertible coolers to hold 6,500 pallets. The 11-acre site is also home to a 5,300 square foot stand-alone maintenance building. DSI was required to perform significant environmental soil remediation on the site, a former rail yard prior to construction. This remediation, and the reuse of the abandoned site, benefited the community by bringing in a modern building and dozens of new jobs.

Arete Design Studio was the architect on the project, which was completed in November 2019.

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