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The Mill Creek project is a 650 acre industrial project in the State of Oregon, offered for sale in collaboration with the City of Salem, the Salem Urban Renewal Agency and the Department of Administrative Services to provide "shovel ready" sites for the master developer and end users.
Vision
Mill Creek Corporate Center (formerly known as Mill Creek Industrial Park) is a master planned developable industrial site in Salem, Oregon with immediate access to the I-5 corridor, 45 miles south of Portland. The project offers large distribution sites, business and industrial parks and a commercial core offering restaurants, banking, and other services to the Corporate Center occupants. Sites zoned for flex-space, manufacturing sites, warehousing, and offices are offered in a spacious, planned environment. 
Mission Statement
 We serve state government to benefit the people of Oregon.
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The Department of Administrative Services (DAS), the City of Salem and the Salem Urban Renewal Agency are working together in preparing the Mill Creek Corporate Center for sale.  Together these governmental organizations are working cooperatively in the disposition, financing, and development of the off-site infrastructure to support the project. 
 
The highest and best use for the site is industrial, warehouse distribution, & light manufacturing.

The master plan, urban renewal district and zone change have been implemented. Tax increment revenues will finance the off-site infrastructure and wetland mitigation for the project.  All needed infrastructure is in place for Phases 1B and 1C; properties are shovel ready and expedited and concurrent permitting is available where construction could occur in less than 180 days.   

Project Phases

Phase 1, Parcel A is a 160 acre planned, industrial development, including a 72 acre Business Park (flex space with light industrial and office), a 79 acre Industrial Park, and a 10 acre commercial center. Parcel A, the core of Mill Creek Corporate Center, is now available for development.  The property is served with water, sewer, and roads, and all franchise utilities are available to the site.  Industrial Site Certification through Business Oregon is underway.
 
Phase 1, Parcel B is a 146-acre site bounded by Aumsville Highway, Kuebler Boulevard, and Highway 22.  53 acres have been sold and provide a home to the new Home Depot Rapid Deployment Center, a 465,000 square foot specialized distribution center.  90 acres of fully-served developable land are still available, which may be partitioned into up to two lots.  This property has Industrial Site Certification through Business Oregon. Available for $100,000 per acre. 
 
Phase 1, Parcel C consists of two parcels fronting the south side of Aumsville Highway.  The eastern parcel consists of three lots totaling 20.1 acres, with 611 feet of frontage on Aumsville Highway and 1,881 feet of frontage on the future A Street.  The western parcel consists of four lots totaling 25.98 acres, with 1,892.5 feet of frontage on Aumsville Highway and 595 feet of frontage along Kuebler Boulevard.  Both of these parcels are fully served by City of Salem water and sewer, PGE electricity, CenturyLink communications and NW Natural Gas and have Industrial Site Certification through Business Oregon.  Note: There is no vehicular access to the site from Kuebler Boulevard.  Available at $120,000 per acre. 
 
Phase 2, Parcel A (128.4 acres of industrial land) and Phase 2, Parcel B (31.39 acres, ideal for a hillside business park) are available, but are not actively being marketed at this time.  Please contact Eric Grindy for further information at (503) 428-3808  or E-mail eric.grindy@oregon.gov.  

 

Predevelopment Work
  • The City of Salem created a unique zoning classification for the property - EC (Employment Center) zone. 
  • Mitigation plans filed and fill permits obtained from Department of State Lands and the US Army Corps of Engineers for all wetland within the Mill Creek Corporate Center.
  • Land has been replatted into lots that are available for sale.
  • Urban renewal District (URD) formed by the City of Salem, will provide funding for offsite utilities, transportation system upgrades, and onsite wetland mitigation.  
  • Phases 1B (146 acres, 90 available) and 1C (45 acres) have been certified as "shovel ready" by the Governor's Industrial Site Certification program. These properties are fully served with all utilities and are construction-ready.
  • Executed a mass grading project, relocating 600,000 cubic yards of soil on the site, raising the core of Phase 1A out of the 100-year flood plain and rendering Phase 2A far more level.
  • Constructed an 18" waterline loop beginning at existing City water service at Turner Road and Deer Park Drive, proceeding northwest on Turner Road to the alignment of "B Street", north on "B Street" to "Mill Creek Parkway", east on "Mill Creek Parkway" to the future alignment of "A Street", and north on "A Street" to existing city water service in Aumsville Highway.
  • Constructed the intersection of "Mill Creek Parkway" and Kuebler Boyulevard.
  • Constructed the first 1,200 feet of the full section of "Mill Creek Parkway" eastbound from Kuebler Boulevard.
  • Constructed the first 200 feet of "B Street" south of "Mill Creek Parkway".
  • Constructed sewer lines to serve the core areas of Phase 1A, attaching to existing city sewer lines in Aumsville Highway and at Kuebler Boulevard and Mill Creek.

 

Companies at Mill Creek
FedEx opened their 50,000 sf state-of-the-sart distribution center in October 2009. The facility employes a workforce of 90 employees and contractors. It is equipped with 28 service doos on an eight-acres site and will help meet FedEx capacity needs serving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
 
Home Depot Rapid Deployment Center opened their 465,000 sf distribution center in early 2011, creating more than 230 new jobs. The $30.5 million facility will serve their stores in the Pacific Northwest.  The Home Depot facility is a 1/4 mile-long building with loading docks on both sides and on both ends. A conveyor system operates inside the building receiving products from supplier trucks one one side and then distributes it to Home Depot trucks on the other side. The building will handle an estimated 250 trucks, 24 hours a day, every day. No product will remain in the building for more than 24 hours.