Prologis Builds Big in Hebron

Greater Cincinnati is getting a new distribution center. On Thursday, June 11, a Fort Mitchell, Ky.-based developer announced that it broke ground on a massive industrial facility in nearby Hebron, near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

Launching work on a major addition to the region’s inventory of distribution space, Paul Hemmer Co. announced June 11 that it has started construction of a 520,000-square-foot spec project in Hebron, Ky.

Fort Mitchell, Ky.-based Hemmer is building the facility for Prologis Inc., which has branded the distribution center Prologis Gateway International. According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, construction is expected to cost $25 million.

Located at 2125 Gateway Blvd. near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Prologis Gateway International will offer 32-foot clear height ceilings and up to 150 dock doors. Hemmer said in a statement that the project is starting at a time of high demand for distribution space in the region.

In order to speed up construction, Hemmer will use precast concrete wall panels that are fabricated off site and delivered to the building site. Completion is scheduled for December.

Prologis Senior Vice President Brian Marsh and Vice President Alex Vulic are leading the project. The Hemmer team includes Senior Vice President John Curtin, Project Manager Kevin Markesbery and Project Superintendent Steve McVey. Jake Williams of ATA-Beilharz Architects is the project’s architect. John Gartner and Bill Keefer, both with Colliers International, are the listing agents.

Prologis Gateway International is the latest in a long series of projects handled by Hemmer for Prologis. So far, Hemmer has completed more than 17 buildings totaling 7 million square feet of space for the industrial REIT.

Rendering and site plan courtesy of Prologis