Warehouse plans to add office space, parking in Franklin

A Franklin refrigerated warehouse facility will expand for its second time in five years.

Interstate Warehousing will add 11,760 square feet in office space at the northeast corner of the building east of Interstate 65.

The company will add 120 parking spaces to its parking lot on the southeast end of the building, at 700 Bartram Parkway.

Currently the southeast corner of the property is used as a truck staging area, Franklin senior planner Joanna Myers said. But the area will be converted into a parking lot for vehicles, she said.

Additional semitrailer docks will be added to the southeast corner of the building, said project engineer Bryan Sheward, who works for Kimley-Horn and Associates in Indianapolis.

The expansion is not eligible for a tax break because it is too small to qualify, Franklin director of community development Krista Linke said.

In 2011, the city awarded Interstate Warehousing a 10-year tax break when it announced plans to double in size and add 75 jobs. The company also expanded in 2008 and 2010.