WILLMAR—A large logistics facility to be constructed in the Willmar Industrial Park is still a go, though changes have been made to the land purchase agreement between the city and Ruedebusch Development & Construction National, the project developer.
The Willmar City Council, at its meeting Monday, made amendments to the purchase agreement and major subdivision plat. The council also approved the development agreement with RDC National, which lays out the responsibilities of each party.
RDC National will be constructing a $26 million, 217,000-square-foot logistics facility to be used for small package sorting and distribution by an end user that has yet to be named publicly. The company is the preferred developer for this end user. Companies with whom RDC National has worked in the past include FedEx, Monsanto, Phillips and Tractor Supply Company.
The approved amendment to the purchase agreement, and similar language in the development agreement, removes the city’s obligation to install a traffic signal light at the intersection of Willmar Avenue Southwest and Kandiyohi County Road 5. RDC National has requested the light, but a traffic study found the light was not warranted, even with the future additional traffic coming from the logistics facility.
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