Brooklyn Park working on mysterious “Project Hotdish”
It’s a top-secret project so big it has a code name, Project Hotdish.
Brooklyn Park officials aren’t revealing the name of the tenant that plans to occupy a 2.6 million square foot fulfillment center in northern Brooklyn Park. If the city approves the project, it would be the second largest employer in Brooklyn Park behind Target.
A massive facility
Scanell properties plans to build a 2.6 million square foot fulfillment center in an open field along Highway 169 next to the Twin Cities Corn Maze. Planning documents refer to the development as “Project Hotdish.”
Brooklyn Park officials haven’t been told the name of the tenant that plans to occupy the building, but they do know it’s an online retailer. If the city approves the project, the company would be the second largest employer in Brooklyn Park behind Target. It would provide 2500 new jobs.
“That brings jobs to the community and also some spin-off effects like adding more retail and restaurants,” says Brooklyn Park senior planner Todd Larson. “Those are the things our residents ask for so that’s kind of exciting.”
The city’s planning commission will review the plans at a public hearing on October 8th. The developer hopes to break ground in the spring and open in 2020.