LAWRENCE – A massive distribution center proposed in Lawrence could cost more than $200 million and employ 1,000 to 1,500 people to sustain 24/7 operations. 

Trammell Crow, a national property developer based in Dallas, submitted an application to build a 630,000-square-foot, 90-foot-tall distribution center on 150 acres of farmland currently owned by Kaukauna-based Milk Source. The land is bordered to the south by Freedom Road/Brown County S, to the east by Mid Valley Drive and to the west by Williams Grant Drive. 

Site plans presented on Wednesday to Lawrence’s Planning and Zoning Board sought to address nearby residents’ concerns about keeping semi-truck traffic off Williams Grant Drive, lighting, operations and landscaping on the site. Trammell Crow representatives also said they would be interested in working with the community on developing a park in the town