Zionsville will be home to a 350,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center by summer 2014.
The plan commission approved the primary plat and development plan during its meeting Monday night, Sept. 17.
Courtney Lehman, a Zionsville resident and development manager for FedEx advisor Scannell Properties, presented an overview of the plan to the commission.
Lehman said FedEx and Scannell went to great lengths to make the Zionsville facility unique.
“Between 60 and 70 percent of the buildings we do for FedEx are metal buildings,” he said. “Rarely does FedEx go to this extent. We thought it would be more aesthetically pleasing to have brick panels. The glass (that is shown on the rendering) is purely for aesthetics. We intermixed vertical brick panels to break up what otherwise would be a mundane block of wall.”
Lehman also outlined the traffic study that was completed.
See Wednesday’s Times Sentinel for the full story.