Developers and town officials are set to break ground next week on a new logistics center in Windsor’s busy Day Hill Road corridor.
Salvatore Campofranco and Luzern Associates, based in Boston and Greenwich, are building The Day Hill Logistics Center, a 170,300-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center at 425 Day Hill Road, near Bradley International Airport and Interstate 91.
Developers anticipate an early 2024 opening.
The facility is being built “on spec,” with no tenant secured. Office space can be built to suit, according to the application.
The new building has room for up to four tenants, but could be occupied by anywhere from one to four operations, members of the development team said.
Day Hill Road LLC and Campofranco bought the two properties at 415 and 425 Day Hill Road from the Real Group II LLC in April 2022 for $1.2 million. The project cost was not disclosed.
The sites contained one vacant and one mostly vacant building, both former professional centers, which were demolished to clear the 20-acre site for development.
Windsor Town Planner Eric Barz said the new build will allow for flexible uses, either light logistics or light manufacturing, and not a larger “e-tailer.”
Members of the development team could not be reached for comment, and Barz said he does not know of any prospective tenants yet for the site.
The corridor, Barz said, has been attracting some “low-velocity” activity tenants recently, such as Safelite auto glass, BDL Logistics, Blueprint, as well as a pharmaceutical and medical equipment company.
Windsor town officials want to keep some professional/office presence on Day Hill Road but turn toward mid-sized manufacturing when looking to fill some empty spaces in the corridor, he said.
The property will have parking for 126 cars and 28 trucks and hook-ups for electric vehicle charging.
In May 2022, Campofranco, with Luzern Windsor LLC and Luzern Associates LLC, bought a 62,080-square-foot industrial property at 770-790 Marshall Phelps Road, just off Day Hill, which was anchored by pharmacy retail giant Walgreens.