Warehouse and Offices on Ethel Ave

Warehouse/Office Complex
Auburndale/Lakeland, Florida

DESCRIPTION:  Bank owned. Warehouse office complex originally built in 1983 for large Miller Beer distributor. Warehouse is insulated and air conditioned. Some areas were designed for refrigerated storage. Offices – two story with impressive reception area. Most recently served as roofing supply distributor before economic downturn. Plenty of parking. Property has been vandalized and is sold in “as is” condition.

LOCATION:  3730 Ethel Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823. This is near US Highway 92 and the Polk Parkway between Lakeland and Auburndale. This is the heart of industrial Polk County. CSX Intermodal Terminal is nearby, SE of Auburndale.


BUILDING: Existing 47,225 SF building with well-insulated warehouse space (some portions insulated for refrigeration), plus very nice office space. This industrial building has two story  finished office space and unfinished warehouse space. Of the 47,225 SF of total enclosed building area, there is 5,396 SF of office space on the ground floor, 3,973 SF of office space on the second floor, and 41,850 SF of unfinished dock level warehouse space. The main warehouse has a 22 foot eave height, while the small appendage on the west side of the building has an eave height of 18 feet. The warehouse is dock level, with a loading ramp on each side of the building, plus there is a 6’ x 6’ and a 6’ x 8’ overhead rollup doors on the railroad loading platform, two 8’ x 8’ and a 12’ x 14’ overhead rollup doors on the east side of the building along with a 12’ x 14’ and a 10’ x 14 rollup door on the west side of the building.

SITE IMPROVEMENTS:  There are a number of site   improvements, which include a 4” well, submersible pump, and large galvanized water tank, septic tanks, rail spur siding, concrete sidewalks and loading ramps, 35,000± SF of asphalt pavement for parking and service areas, 1,800± lineal feet of six foot high barbed wire fence with one strand of concertina wire, and an above ground fuel tank of unknown size, with underground piping and a fuel dispensing station absent of fuel pumps.

LAND: 5.5 acres of land with plenty of paved parking. his property has approximately 200.00± lineal feet of paved road frontage on the north side of Ethel Avenue, a two lane paved residential street. The site also has 362.70± lineal feet of frontage on the east side Taylor Street, a two lane paved residential road. The north boundary of the subject property measures 540.00± lineal feet and abuts the southern side of the CSX Railroad.

INGRESS & EGRESS:  near US Highway 92 and the Polk Parkway between Lakeland and Auburndale.

UTILITIESWater, sewer, telephone, gas and electric available.

ZONING & LAND USE:  Polk County – Commercial Enclave (CE) land use. Note: previous use was non-conforming, but was grandfathered
in. Consult with county planners as to current status.

EMERGENCYFire, Police, and ambulance service available to the site.

PRICE $950,000.00

Click here for flyer:   Ethel Ave Brochure

All information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable.  The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records, a Multiple Listing Service or other commercial listing service. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification.   Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT, nor any agent thereof cannot guarantee this information.  We are not responsible for errors, omissions, prior sale, change in price, easements, zoning changes or withdrawal of property from the market without notice.


Mike Nolen & Gloria J. Spanjers
Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT
290 Cypress Gardens Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 206-4749