Kessinger/Hunter to Develop Largest Spec Building in Kansas City Area

By Gabriel Circiog, Associate Editor Kessinger/Hunter & Company will develop a 821,256-square-foot warehouse in Olathe, Kan. The building, dubbed “Building B”, will be located in the l-35 Logistics Park at 155th and Old 56 Highway. Dan Jensen, principal of Kessinger/Hunter, said the multi-tenant distribution facility will be the largest building constructed on a speculative basis [...]

Kessinger/Hunter & Company will develop a 821,256-square-foot warehouse in Olathe, Kan. The building, dubbed “Building B”, will be located in the l-35 Logistics Park at 155th and Old 56 Highway. Dan Jensen, principal of Kessinger/Hunter, said the multi-tenant distribution facility will be the largest building constructed on a speculative basis in the Kansas City area.

The new multi-tenant distribution facility will be one of three the company plans to build at the 200-acre park. The building will be LEED-certified, and features will include an ESFR sprinkler system, 270 trailer parking spots and 168 dock doors on a pass-through loading facility.

Chris Gutierrez, president of KC SmartPort, the authority on logistics and opportunities in the bi-state Kansas City region, welcomed the project and stated the new state-of-the-art facility will offer a “huge competitive advantage over other major logistics centers.”

Kansas City is served by five major railroads, making it the largest rail hub in the nation in terms of tonnage. It also has the most freeway-lane miles per capita out of all U.S. cities. Coupled with the fact that four interstates intersect in the Kansas City region, it is no surprise that the region has the lowest truckload shipment costs in the country.

Previously in 2008, Kessinger/Hunter built a 600,000-square-foot spec warehouse in the same area of Olathe. The facility is currently fully leased, with tenants including FedEx SmartPost and Bushnell.

Building B will be exclusively marketed by Kessinger/Hunter.