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New Warehouse Being Built At Kansas City International Airport Industrial Park

There’s a new warehouse going up at the Intermodal BusinessCentre near the Kansas City International Airport.

The KC Aviation Department, Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners will break ground on the facility Tuesday.

It’s the third such building in the industrial park.

There’s no tenant yet, but David Hinchman with CBRE real estate says it’s an ideal location for companies that want a Midwest distribution center.

“You can hit two-thirds of the U.S. population with a two-day delivery, and you can virtually the rest of the 48 states within three days,” Hinchman says.

Hinchman says the other two buildings at the Intermodal BusinessCentre didn’t have tenants at groundbreaking, either. They attracted Blunt International, a chainsaw manufacturer, and an auto supplier who makes parts for General Motors.

“Most of these companies don’t have time … to wait for a build-to-suit,” Hinchman says. “So what we’re doing is anticipating and responding to market demands.”

Hinchman says the 432,000-square-foot building should be finished early next year.

Elle Moxley covered education for KCUR.
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