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This map in the Murfreesboro Planning Commission packet shows the location of a planned FedEx distribution center on Elam Farms Parkway. MURFREESBORO

Prologis is making a delivery to FedEx – a massive new warehouse on the south side of Murfreesboro.

The Murfreesboro Planning Commission has approved a site plan submitted by logistics company Prologis for a 357,925-square-foot warehouse/distribution building. Mike Carrico, a development and project manager for Prologis, told the commission the building will be constructed for FedEx.

The building will be located on 77.65 acres on Elam Farms Parkway, which is just north of Joe B. Jackson Parkway, planning commission documents show. A road will be built on the southern border. The facility also will have an 11,880-square-foot vehicle maintenance building. No construction timeline was given.

Amelia Kerr, a city planner, told the planning commission that the property was approved last June for a much larger warehouse – 1.2 million square feet. Developers will build concrete masonry walls to block sound on the north, east and west property borders.

Planning commission documents say that under city ordinances, Prologis/FedEx would have to build only one of those walls – along the west side. Developers voluntarily offered to go beyond the basic requirements, documents say.

Planning Commissioner and City Councilman Rick LaLance said a neighbor had asked him about sound barriers and also complained of heavy equipment operating at the site at 6:30 a.m. LaLance said that time is earlier than permitted for site work.

Carrico said he will talk to the contractor and verify permitted work hours.

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