By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Team Gemini plans to invest at least $312 million in industrial processing and research facilities near the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill in Grove City, Ohio. The Orlando-based sustainable project design and development company signed 99-year leases with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio on Jan. 8 for two parcels totaling 365 acres.
The largest component, the Gemini Synergy Center, will be a $300 million industrial and research park located on 343 acres. It will include 35 acres of state-of-the-art automated greenhouses, a digester, a fish farm, and process and/or manufacturing facilities powered by green energy produced from waste materials. Colliers International will serve as leasing agent for the park, which will be anchored by Team Gemini.
On an adjacent 22-acre parcel, Team Gemini will build a $12 million to $18 million, 85,000 square-foot landfill receiving facility(LRH), which will be owned and operated by the solid waste agency. Team Gemini will also build, own and operate a 100,000 square-foot materials recovery facility, which will be linked to the industrial park by a conveyor belt and pedestrian walkway.
The landfill receiving facility and the material recovery plant are expected to be completed in two years; Team Gemini is targeting completion for the entire project by 2017.
Photo credits: The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio