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Benjamin E. Crosby
Benjamin E. Crosby
Crosby & Associates, Inc.

28,000sf Air Conditioned Blueberry Packing House Facility

19450 E CR 1474, Hawthorne, Florida 32640 - Alachua County
$2,800,000 4.72 Acres
Property ID 2945134


28,000 Air Conditioned Blueberry Packing House Facility

Currently Packing, Chilling & Distributing for Dole

in Hawthorne, Florida

19450 E CR 1474

Hawthorne, FL 32640

This 28,000 sf air conditioned packinghouse is available as a turn-key operation. It is currently being utilized as a packing, chilling, and distributing facility of blueberries, and has the capacity and ability for use with other produce. The facility can accommodate up to 3,000,000 lbs. of blueberries.

The facility houses two complete packing lines, a back-up packing line and two labeler machines.

The well designed operation also includes ample employee amenities, 11,000 sf chilling/distribution room, a 20x30 freezer, seven docks, commercial air compressor, and is air-conditioned by 16 three phase power cooling units.

Cap rate of 12% is based on known blueberry packing profitability. The facility can process up to 3,000,000 lbs. of blueberries. With a range of 700,000 lbs. of blueberries to say 2.4M lbs of blueberries, the cap rate at the current list price ranges from 5.7% - 18.4%



28,000 sf Building built in 2011

Commercial Air Compressor Capacity for a Commercial Operation (Packing for Multiple Marketers)

Utilities: Water & Electric

Ceilings: 18-21 high

Cap rate: 12%

Zoning: Commercial

Tenancy: Owner Occupied


Office (equipment included)


Break Room

11,000 sf Chilling/Distribution Room

20x30 Freezer

Two Complete Packing Lines:

Grading Tables

Dump Stations


Conveyor Machines

One Back-Up Packing Line

Two Labelers

7 Docks:

3 Dock Doors for Distribution

2 Dock Doors for Receiving

1 Roll Up for Small Trucks

1 Bay for Material

16 3 Phase Power Cooling Units

Pallet Jacks

20 Camera Security System

Other features: Fenced, sprinklers, trailer parking


From Central Florida, Take I-75 N to exit 358 for FL-326. Turn left onto NW 77th Street. Turn left onto US-301/US 441. Follow US-301 to CR 1474 (turn right onto CR 1474). The property is on the left.

From I-10: Take I-10 to US-301 South. Drive South on US-301 to CR 1474 (turn left onto CR 1474). The property is on the left.

From I-75 South: Take I-75 to exit 399, US 441/MLK Blvd in Alachua. Drive south on US 441 to NW 53rd Ave (turn left). From NW 53rd Ave turn right on NE 15th St. Then turn left onto FL-222 E/NE 39th Ave. Continue onto FL-26. From FL-26 turn right onto US-301 South. Turn left onto CR 1474. The property is on the left.

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Winter Haven, FL 33881

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