Opus Addresses Demand for Modern Industrial Real Estate in Eagan, MN

​To address a need for modern industrial space, Opus is developing, designing and constructing Dodd Road Business Center in Eagan, Minn.

Located on the corner of Dodd Road and Opperman Drive, the 152,500-square-foot speculative industrial building will offer tenants convenient access to major transportation routes including interstates 35E, 494 and 94 and Highway 55. 

Opus purchased the 10-acre site from Thomson Reuters. Opus' relationship with the company has been years in the making, starting when Opus designed and constructed Thompson Reuter's headquarters (then West Publishing) across the street from the site that will become Dodd Road Business Center. 

Designed to meet the requirements of a variety of tenants, the highly functional industrial facility will offer:

  • 180 parking stalls
  • 32-foot clear height ceiling
  • 35 dock doors
  • two drive-in doors
  • 135-foot truck court
  • trailer staging stalls

The exterior of the building will be attractive with a brick façade with generous glass line windows. An outdoor patio will be constructed on the south side of the building, providing opportunities for employees and visitors to enjoy the outdoors. There will be four entrances into the building, which will feature LED lighting and modern finishes. 

Opus is working closely with neighboring organizations and the City of Eagan to enhance the community by transforming the under-utilized property. Thomson Reuters planted and nurtured pollinator-friendly plants on the site, which Opus will preserve by moving and re-establishing. Opus will also be moving a garden on-site for the next-door YMCA. 

Completion of Dodd Road Business Center is slated for early 2020.