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Rendering of the Omaha Box Co. headquarters in Papillion.

Steel framing is up on the second 250,000-square-foot warehouse at the sprawling R&R Commerce Park in Sarpy County.

Meanwhile, two tenants have signed leases for 65,000 square feet in the first warehouse recently completed at the 80-acre site along Highway 50 south of Highway 370.

When the R&R industrial park is done, four structures — for a total of about 1 million square feet — are to occupy what once was raw land. The project is in an area bustling with weighty projects such as the Facebook data center and new Omaha Box Co. facility.

Besides its size, the R&R park stands out for nontraditional elements, including higher-than-average warehouse ceilings, high-tech sprinkler systems, natural light that spills inside and lots of parking outside.

Spokesman Mike Homa, president of R&R’s Nebraska division, said the second warehouse, projected to be completed late this year, was delayed a few months as some building materials were flooded along with the Plattsmouth plant making them.

The West Des Moines-based R&R leaders said earlier that they were drawn to the Omaha area’s local appetite for industrial space that’s driven, in part, by the accelerating pace of e-commerce and a relative shortage of places that are move-in ready.

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Cindy covers housing and commercial real estate for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @cgonzalez_owh. Phone: 402-444-1224.

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