Fayetteville approves commercial refrigeration headquarters plans

Fayetteville approves commercial refrigeration headquarters plans

Development plans presented by commercial refrigeration and cold storage firm Cool Runnings International (CRI) for a planned headquarters on Ga. Highway 85 North were approved April 26 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

Above, members of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission include, from left, commissioners Ken Collins, Toby Spencer, Brett Nolan, Chairman Sarah Murphy and commissioners Debi Renfroe and Joe Clark. Photo/Ben Nelms.

As proposed in February, the project called for a 3-story corporate office building and a warehouse totaling 16,321 sq. ft., situated on approximately 9.5 acres along Hwy. 85 North near North 85 Parkway.

CRI currently has an address on Crosstown Drive in Peachtree City.

Peachtree City-based Randolph Williamson announced the plans on Jan. 3, noting that the sale of the parcel clears the way for a new corporate office project and mixed-use development that is expected to generate jobs and provide a boost to the local economy.

CRI Global, the development arm of parent company Cool Runnings International, Inc., purchased the Fayetteville property from the Lester Family Limited Partnership, LLLP.

“The acquisition of this property marks an exciting new chapter not just for Cool Runnings International, but also for the residents of Fayetteville and the surrounding area,” CRI President and CEO Bill Harms said previously. “The city of Fayetteville’s forward-thinking, pro-business approach was a major factor in our decision to locate here, and their continued efforts to create a dynamic local economy that attracts a diverse blend of employers really meshed with our vision for this site. Randolph Williamson’s expertise in conducting these types of transactions ensured that our master timeline stayed on track, and we look forward to sharing more news on our progress in the months ahead.”

The Fayetteville location will serve as the corporate headquarters for CRI, a commercial and industrial refrigeration and cold storage solutions provider that contracts with grocery stores, food processing facilities and warehouse distribution centers around the globe.