Developer aims to build massive logistics center in Stonecrest

Stonecrest may soon land the largest industrial development in the city’s history.

Developer IDI Logistics recently submitted paperwork to the state for a nearly 2 million-square-foot industrial facility off Stonecrest Industrial Way. The project, dubbed Stonecrest Logistics Center, is roughly triple the size of a Home Depot distribution center that opened in the city last summer.

Not many details were included in the company’s Development of Regional Impact (DRI) application that was filed last Thursday, but the development process would start with a rezoning request. The 138-acre property is located near the Home Depot facility and a few miles away from the Mall at Stonecrest.

No further details on the proposed project were included in the application. These applications are necessary for gigantic projects that will affect an entire region — not just the city or county where the project is located.

IDI Logistics, an Atlanta-based real estate developer that specializes in logistics projects, touts that it manages 60 facilities and has developed 185 properties. A company representative declined to comment to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the DRI application.

The facility is expected to span 1,904,300 square feet, according to the application. The Home Depot facility, touted by Gov. Brian Kemp and other state leaders as a pivotal development for the area, is about 615,000 square feet.

The company estimates the project will be completed by the end of 2024.