Doster Construction Co. and Farpoint Development have completed the first building in the Regional East Alabama Logistics (REAL) Park in Macon County.
Plans call for the park to have approximately 6.2 million square feet of Class A facilities and create more than $450 million in total economic output in the region.
“REAL Park is a game-changer not just for Macon County, but the whole state of Alabama, because it will attract global businesses to the region. We have been blown away by the amount of interest in REAL Park that we’ve received from companies around the world,” said Justin Patwin, principal at Farpoint Development.
The 638-acre park is located in a qualified opportunity zone, offering significant federal, state and local incentives to prospective tenants. REAL Park is in a fast-growing automotive corridor along I-85 equidistant between Kia Assembly Plant in West Point, Georgia, and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery. It is about 10 miles south of Auburn University and approximately 200 miles from the Port of Mobile.
“Doster Construction Company has made everything run smoothly for the past ten months. In addition to our construction experts, Regions Bank, Opportunity Alabama and Joe Turnham of Macon County Economic Development Authority have provided us with tremendous support,” said Patwin.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Doster Construction was founded in 1969 and is a provider of general contracting, construction management and design build services.
Farpoint Development, with offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Ashville, North Carolina, focuses on commercial, industrial, residential and health care properties.