Home AEC AltaBird Investments Breaks Ground on 155,000 SQFT Meadowlark Industrial Center in Cornelius

AltaBird Investments Breaks Ground on 155,000 SQFT Meadowlark Industrial Center in Cornelius

AltaBird Investments, Cornelius, Meadowlark Industrial Center, Silicon Forest, MDG Architecture | Interiors, Sierra Construction, Woodinville, Tacoma, Colliers, First Forty Feet

CORNELIUS, Ore. – Wed., June 21, 2023 – AltaBird Investments and The City of Cornelius celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the Meadowlark Industrial Center on Friday, June 16. Located at the northeast corner of N. Holladay & N. 4th Ave. in Oregon’s Silicon Forest, the new development is comprised of 154,643 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse building space.

“This project is a nice addition to the growing Cornelius business portfolio,” said Jeffrey C. Dalin, Mayor of Cornelius. “We appreciate that AltaBird Investments chose Cornelius for this project and look forward to helping them see it through to completion.”

The new project signifies the last remaining available industrial parcel for the city. Upon completion, Meadowlark Industrial Center will accommodate up to four tenants for either lease or sale. The development also features 32’ clear height, 29 dock-high doors, two grade level drive-in doors, 102 car parks and 3,000-amp electrical power service, as well as convenient and reliable commute times for building tenants.

“After careful planning, consideration, and with a close working relationship with the City of Cornelius, we were thrilled to break ground and begin developing the Meadowlark Industrial Center,” said Brendan Mason, Principal and CEO at AltaBird Investments.

AltaBird Investments Principal and CFO Noah Pokrass added, “We’re grateful to the City of Cornelius for their significant foresight regarding the infrastructure for this site, and we look forward to the wide range of opportunities this state-of-the-art distribution center will provide for the Silicon Forest community for years to come.”

In addition to AltaBird Investments and The City of Cornelius, the Meadowlark Industrial Center project team consists of:

  • Tuan Q. Luu and Jeff Wilder – MDG Architecture | Interiors (Architect)
  • John Barnes and Hans Howard – Sierra Construction (General Contractor)
  • Jerry Matson – Colliers International (Brokerage)
  • Will Grimm – First Forty Feet (Planner)

“In one of the most supply-constrained markets on the West Coast (with an industrial vacancy rate of 1%), AltaBird Investments’ Meadowlark Industrial Center is answering the cries of many frustrated users trying to expand,” said Colliers’ Jerry Matson. “With an expected delivery in February 2024, this building will arrive well ahead of the few remaining land sites in the region.”

About AltaBird Investments

AltaBird Investments delivers state-of-the-art, institutional quality Class A industrial buildings in first tier markets. We are a principal run firm interacting directly with our partners, driven by our collective creativity, backed by integrity, with a focus on delivering quality assets while fostering genuine relationships built on trust.

About The City of Cornelius

Located 27 miles west of Portland, Oregon, Cornelius sits on land historically occupied by the Tualatin Kalapuya, or Atfalati people. In 1893, European newcomers incorporated the city. With a deep historical connection to food and agricultural production, Cornelius is also home to great cultural diversity. The population of Cornelius is just over 14,000.

About MDG Architecture | Interiors

MDG Architecture | Interiors in its 30-year history is recognized for providing full-service Architectural and Interior Design services. Our core values revolve around designing spaces that create value for our clients, and valuing trusted partnerships. We partner with our clients, strategize with our trusted Consultants, and tailor every new effort to each project’s unique needs and goals. Our project types span across Industrial, Office, Wineries, Retail, Hospitality, and Multi-Family.

About Sierra Construction

Founded in 1986, Sierra Construction is a Pacific Northwest general contractor. We specialize in industrial, multi-family and commercial construction, with extensive experience in concrete and creativity in sitework approaches. Our expertise in tilt-up construction methods, coupled with our dedicated full-time concrete crews in the field, enables us to offer cost competitiveness, exceptional quality and schedule control. With the majority of our construction teams based out of our main office in Woodinville, WA, along with regional offices in Tacoma, WA and Portland, OR, Sierra provides services all over the Pacific Northwest.

About Colliers

Colliers is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 66 countries, our 18,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 28 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of approximately 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.5 billion and $98 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people.

About First Forty Feet

First Forty Feet is a Portland-based design firm specializing in community planning and urban design, driven by a mission to transform cities into vibrant, inclusive, and thriving spaces.