“BLAEDC was critical in assisting with our site section. They are the reason Lexington Manufacturing is in Brainerd.”

— Bob Dimke, President/CEO, Lexington Manufacturing
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Brainerd Industrial Park is 'Shovel Ready'

The Brainerd Lakes Area was one of the first regions in the state to receive a “Shovel Ready” certification. The certification was for the Brainerd Industrial Park, meaning that the building sites have all the appropriate preliminary work done to expedite the construction process.

The industrial park's Phase IV lots are graded and "pad ready," offering transportation, electric, water, gas, and fiber optic infrastructure in place. A comprehensive stormwater retention plan allows for high percentages of impervious surface on the lots. 


Brainerd's Shovel Ready Certification Documentation

Shovel Ready Application

Site Information

Site Matrix


 Phase IV Plat

 Street Map

 Zoning Map

Ownership - Control - Title Commitment

Contracts for Deed

Title Commitment

ALTA Survey

ALTA Survey sheet 1 of 3

ALTA Survey sheet 2 of 3

ALTA Survey sheet 3 of 3

Site Photos

Aerial Photo (Phase IV)

Building Permit - Site Plan Review Process

Building Plan Review Process

City Building Code Fee Schedules

Geotechnical Soil Tests

Geotechnical Report

 Environmental and Historical Review

Phase 1 Environmental Assessment Report

Utility Information

BPU Water Consumer Confidence Report

2007-08 Annual Report to the MPCA

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

Zoning Ordinances

Greenspace Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance 11-30-07

Zoning Ordinance Update 06-01-2009






Shovel Ready Sites

  • 34 acres split into 18 lots

  • Priced at $62,225/acre
    or $1.37/square foot

  • Processing of sale and permitting through the City of Brainerd: 3-4 weeks


Click on this brochure cover for more information on Brainerd's Industrial Park Phase IV lots.