Plans Unveiled For Clear Lake Distribution Center

Updated: 04/15/2014 10:46 PM
Created: 04/15/2014 9:42 PM
By: John Doetkott

(ABC 6 News) -- It's a project shrouded in secrecy, but on Tuesday we learned more about a major warehouse facility coming to Clear Lake, Iowa.

Over the past few months, city officials have said very little about the project, only that it's being built by a Fortune 100 Company to serve as a regional distribution center.

But on Tuesday night, ABC 6 and city leaders got a sneak peak at exactly what the facility will look like.

At a special meeting of the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, commissioners approved the site plan for the roughly 340,000 square-foot facility.

The massive warehouse, which is being called "Project Windmill" as the city keeps the developer’s name secret, will occupy what is currently just an empty field.

But the construction company assigned to the project has already established a work area on site, and with Tuesday night’s vote, it seems both the builders and the city are ready to get started.

“Something like this brings in a lot of great jobs for Clear Lake,” said Al Penfold, chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission. “It looks like they're putting in everything in a really nice way, so it's going to be a great addition for Clear Lake."

At Tuesday’s meeting, city officials said the plans meet all of the requirements as far as water, sewer, and drainage capabilities.

The plan will now go before the city council.