The TJX Companies
The development of the 1.1 million square foot distribution center for TJX Companies was the result of a cooperative effort between TJ Maxx, Liberty Property Trust, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of PA. Beginning with a creative plan to reclaim 67 acres of former landfill to develop the landmark facility, the construction of this state-of-the-art facility brought 1,100 entry-level and management jobs to the Philadelphia area. The single story facility - complete with two-story office annex, 134 loading docks and 1,200 parking spaces - enables the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls to remain one of the largest off-price retailers of apparel and home fashions in the United States and Canada.
Creating 1,100 jobs in the City of Philadelphia, the TJX development is recognized as an exceptional industrial project by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties based on the design elements, profitability, overcoming development and zoning/site challenges and recognizing the potential of the site. In its 50-State Survey of Development, “Smart Choices or Sprawling Growth”, the Sierra Club chose the TJX development as Pennsylvania’s example of a Smart Choice for Smart Growth and a “truly innovative approach to environmental remediation and job creation.
Based on the success of this project, TJX asked Liberty to develop a 65,650 square foot distribution center in Houston, Texas. That building has expansion capabilities of up to 21,000 square feet.