MidAmerican is moving to Decker Industrial Park

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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Joe Sutter

 
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This artist’s rendering submitted to the Fort Dodge Board of Adjustment shows the proposed MidAmerican Energy Fort Dodge Service Center, to be located at 4000 First Ave. N. This is the first facility planned for the new Crosstown Industrial Park north of Decker Trucking.

-Submitted graphic This artist’s rendering submitted to the Fort Dodge Board of Adjustment shows the proposed MidAmerican Energy Fort Dodge Service Center, to be located at 4000 First Ave. N. This is the first facility planned for the new Crosstown Industrial Park north of Decker Trucking.

A new MidAmerican Energy Co. facility will be one of the first buildings moving into the Decker Industrial Park on the east side of town.

Construction is imminent on the new customer office and service center at 4000 First Ave. N., said Adam Jacobi, public relations representative for the power company.

Targeted completion date is the second quarter of 2018, Jacobi said.

“It will replace our existing facilities in Fort Dodge and will better serve the needs of our customers and our employees in the area,” he said.

The proposed building will have a footprint of more than 72,000 square feet, according to plans filed with the Fort Dodge Board of Adjustment.

It will be built on a 20-acre lot in the industrial park which was completed in December 2016, and which currently has only corn standing in the ready-for-development industrial lots.

Officials have said the Decker Industrial Park, also called the Crosstown Connector Industrial Park, could someday be the site of 800 jobs and $63 million worth of new tax value.

The sign at the entrance indicates three lots have already been sold.

Plans for the park were announced in January 2014.

MidAmerican announced tentative plans to move there in September 2016.

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