Sansone Group celebrates Legacy Park at Tradition, a multi-building industrial commerce park in the City of Port St. Lucie
April 30, 2021

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Post Date:04/27/2021 11:41 AM

Port St. Lucie, Florida – April 26, 2021 – The first ceremonial shovelful of dirt turned on Thursday, April 22 by Sansone Group and it’s partners, to celebrate the development of Legacy Park at Tradition.

Sansone Group, a full-service Commercial Real Estate firm located in St. Louis, is developing a multi-building industrial commerce park in the City of Port St. Lucie located at Tradition Center for Commerce along I-95 and SW Becker Road. The park is comprised of over 400 acres and will include 5.4 million square feet of Class-A Industrial facilities at build-out.

Nick Sansone, Principal at Sansone Group, the company who hosted the Groundbreaking, along with the St. Lucie EDC and the City of Port St. Lucie, spoke to the guests, including officials from Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, and the State of Florida, as well as project partners ARCO l Murray and Hercules Construction Management, and neighboring businesses. Nick explained that Legacy Park at Tradition is a significant and special project for Sansone Group and the Sansone Family – honoring the legacy of the company’s founder, Anthony F. Sansone Sr. “The company was his life. He lived and breathed it. On a Friday, just three days before his passing, our dad decided to visit this site… at 93 years old. He took a picture of himself at the site and sent it to my brothers and me. Maybe Dad knew his days were coming to an end to do something like that.” Nick continued, explaining the last conversations he and his brothers had with their dad was about his excitement about this site in Port. St. Lucie. “Up until the very moment of his passing, he was talking about this project. When we mentioned this story to the City of Port St. Lucie – the best city we’ve ever worked with – the biggest differentiator is the compassion and empathy they had for our story. They allowed us to have this project be a celebration of our father’s legacy…They named a street after our father, right here off the main road, SW Anthony F. Sansone Sr., Blvd. and in addition, allowed us to name this development in honor of our father: Legacy Park at Tradition, it has quite a ring to it.”

The park is currently under development with new roads and utility infrastructure, and construction of two spec buildings totaling 688,000 square feet and the new home of FedEx Ground Sortation Center, a 245,000 square foot facility projected to create 490 new jobs in St. Lucie County.

Lenny Vaughn, Senior Manager – Metro Territory at FedEx Ground, also attended the Groundbreaking and shared, “more than a decade ago, we anticipated the shifting demands of e-commerce and began to transform our network by investing in automated facilities and real-time technology innovation to disrupt the ground industry. That includes the introduction of new regional sortation facilities, like the one under construction here in Port St. Lucie.”

Legacy Park at Tradition is one of the largest master-planned industrial parks in the state of Florida. “This location is in the heart of southeast Florida,” explains Jeff Greenwalt, National Director of Development for Sansone Group. “Legacy Park is a two-hour drive from eight million people and four-hour drive from over 20 million people. The South Florida industrial market has experienced surges in demand with the industrial vacancy below 6.5% and continued rental increases over the past five years. We are excited to become a major part of this flourishing market.”

Mayor Gregory J. Oravec shared the progress of Port St. Lucie as a city, “When it comes to the evolution of a city, in Port St. Lucie, I think we should be very proud of how far we have come in such a short time. As we approach our City’s sixtieth anniversary, it seems especially fitting to be celebrating our community’s economic development efforts truly coming of age. Through the first-class Legacy Park, we will add thousands of high-paying jobs to our local economy and grow the Tradition Center for Commerce, already impressive in its own right, into one of the best light-industrial, office, and R&D parks in the nation. Today marks the day our Tradition Center for Commerce indeed became the long-envisioned Tradition Jobs Corridor, and we would like to thank the Sansone Group, the EDC, all the community leaders, past and present, and citizens who helped make it possible. Onward and upward, Port St. Lucie!

Legacy Park offers large tenants the ability to have modern state-of-the-art facilities for manufacturing and distribution, and Port St. Lucie provides an ideal location and has a tremendous labor pool for these facilities. The Park has immediate access directly onto I-95 and excellent access to the Florida Turnpike. Alex Pappas and Peter Crane were the brokers involved in the land transaction, and Robert Smith and Kirk Nelson with CBRE are the listing brokers. Completion of the first buildings in the park is planned for the Fall of 2021.

About Sansone Group

Sansone Group is a nationally recognized St. Louis-based Commercial Real Estate firm specializing in property and facility management, brokerage, development, and redevelopment of retail, industrial, office, healthcare, and residential properties. Founded in 1957 by Anthony F. Sansone, Sr., his four sons lead Sansone Group as principals of the firm: James, Douglas, Nicholas, and Timothy. Contact the Sansone Group at 314.727.6664 or www.sansonegroup.com.

About the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County

The EDC is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic vitality in St. Lucie County through the attraction, retention, and expansion of businesses in the community. The EDC works in partnership with local governments and the private sector to advance its goals of creating more and better-paying jobs for residents, broadening the tax base, and improving St. Lucie County’s economic quality of life. Contact the EDC at 772.336.6250 or www.youredc.com.

About ARCO/Murray

ARCO/Murray is a single-source national design and construction firm specializing in commercial construction and real estate needs for Fortune 500 companies and individual businesses. From planning to execution, ARCO/Murray’s expert team uses the most advanced design-build methodology to deliver the very best client experience. To learn more about ARCO/Murray, visit www.arcomurray.com.

About Tradition Center for Commerce

The Tradition Commerce Park is located in Port St. Lucie, Florida, within the master-planned community of Tradition. It is approximately 1,247 acres and is approved for a mix of uses, including office, retail, industrial, multi-family residential, recreational/entertainment, and other beneficial opportunities for citizens. The Property is generally bounded by Tradition Parkway (1-95 Exit 118) to the north, Becker Road (I-95 Exit 114) to the south, Village Parkway to the west, and I-95 to the east. It has about 3.7 miles of Interstate 95 frontage and easy access to I-95, Florida’s Turnpike, US-1.

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