NorthPoint nears halfway mark in development of mammoth Johnson County industrial park

NorthPoint Development, the master developer of Logistics Park Kansas City, is preparing to pass the halfway mark in its development of the 1,700-acre industrial park in southwest Johnson County.

The Riverside-based development company said Thursday that it has substantially completed Inland Port VIII, a 777,222-square-foot building being constructed in LPKC on a speculative basis, meaning before tenants are secured.

Inland Port XIV is one of the buildings NorthPoint Development has built in Logistics Park Kansas City

When Inland Port VIII is completed at the end of this year, NorthPoint will have finished 16 buildings totaling nearly 9 million square feet in LPKC, which has capacity for 17 million square feet of warehouse and distribution facilities.

Construction in LPKC began in October 2013. It surrounds BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility, which opened around the same time along a stretch of the railroad’s transcontinental line through Edgerton.

The addition of Inland Port VIII will increase the total available speculative space at LPKC to more than 1.4 million square feet.

The new building at 30900 W. 185th St. can accommodate manufacturing, warehouse and distribution tenants of varying sizes. It will include 36-foot clear height, 77 dock-high loading bays, four drive-in docks and an expandable parking lot with the potential for nearly 400 spaces.

Phil Algrim and Kevin Wilkerson of JLL’s Kansas City office are handling the leasing of Inland Park VIII and other space at LPKC.

“We are pleased that NorthPoint continues to deliver an aggressive speculative building program,” Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts said in a release. “Having available spec space is attractive for those who need to quickly enter the market — bringing with them new jobs and additional growth opportunities for businesses in our community.”

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