Unique properties for unique needs

The Brainerd Lakes Area has a number of unique properties and locations with characteristics that could make them suitable for businesses with unique needs, business models or recruitment challenges. Some of the properties are listed below, but we encourage you to contact BLAEDC with questions about other available properties or options. 

Tech Services


Property Name: Johnson Office Building (#1)
Location: 14221 Golf Course Drive, Baxter
Facility Type: Office Space, Tech Center
Total Sq. Ft.: 4,000 to 8,000 
Lot Size: 50+ parking
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Property Name: Johnson Office Building (#2)
Location: 7651 Universal Road, Baxter
Facility Type: Office Space, Tech Center
Total Sq. Ft.: 13,500
Lot Size: 60+ parking
Unique Features: 1,500-square-foot server room with raised floor, AC/humidity control and 25,000KW generator
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Property Name: Northern Pacific Center
Location: 1511 Northern Pacific Road, Brainerd
Facility Type: Office/Retail/Industrial/Warehouse
Total Sq. Ft: 200,000+ square feet
Lot Size: 47+ acres including rail access
Unique Features: Restored buildings from the late 1800s — originally served as the Northern Pacific, and later, the Burlington Northern car shops. Location is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Buildings offer hand-hewn beams, natural brick and inherent character.
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Brainerd-Industrial-Center-Aerial.jpg   Property Name: Brainerd Industrial Center
Location: 1801 Mill Avenue, Brainerd
Facility Type: Industrial/Manufacturing/Flex Space
Total Sq. Ft: 567,196+ square feet
Lot Size: 71+ acres 
Unique Features: The Brainerd Industrial Center is a Heavy Industrial & Rail Served Crane Bay Facility Located in Brainerd MN, Formerly Known as the Wausau Paper Brainerd Mill. Featuring High Power, 16 Crane Bays, Heavy Floors, High Ceilings, Rail Dockage, Rail Yard, Warehouse & Distribution. Large Raw Water Source Available From Mississippi River. Entry Level Floor Contains 371,835 +/- Square Feet and Lower Level with 17 Foot Ceilings and Vehicle Access Containing 195,361 +/- Square Feet. Complex is Exceptionally Clean, With Less Than 5% of Square Footage Being Office and Security Fence Control. Property Being Redeveloped Into Single/Multiple Use Facility With Spaces Available for Office, Warehouse/Distribution, and Manufacturing.
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Property Name: Brainerd Regional Human Services Center
Location: intersection of State Hwy 25 and State Hwy 18, east edge of Brainerd
Facility Type: health services
Total Sq. Ft.: 700,000 sq. ft. (14 buildings)
Lot Size: 130 acres
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