GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — Mercedes-Benz plans to open two facilities in Grapevine. The first is a regional parts distribution center (PDC) designed to support the sales and distribution of spare parts to the customers and dealer network of Mercedes. The second is a learning and performance center (LPC). The LPC is relocating from Houston to the Grapevine site and is planned to be a technical facility accommodating on-going training of Mercedes-Benz dealership technicians from around the Southwest region. Currently owned by the city of Grapevine, the site consists of around 31 acres along Lakeside Parkway at Enterprise Road. Once fully operational, both the training facility and parts distribution center will be staffed with 50 employees with the ability to train 150 technicians per week. The PDC is planned to be 254,000 square feet and the LPC is 59,000 square feet. Seefried Industrial Properties, in partnership with a long-time European capital partner, is the purchaser of the land and developer for this project. Mercedes has executed a development agreement with Seefried Properties and will purchase the project upon completion. Design of the two facilities is underway and will be submitted for permitting in February 2016. The initial site work will start this month with a full construction start in March. The target completion and occupancy date is January 2017, with full operations commencing March 1, 2017.