Warehouse distribution center coming to Kentucky Transpark

A new warehouse distribution center with a building valued at $11.9 million or more is part of the next big project coming to the Kentucky Transpark.

Visitors to the transpark off U.S. 31-W can’t help but notice all the dirt being moved in the corner lot along the road and across the street from the transpark campus of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. Work has been underway for several weeks.

Subdivision paperwork filed recently with the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County shows a footprint of about 2.5 million square feet of land area surveyed on the nearly 59-acre tract. The city of Bowling Green building permit filed by Cooper Construction at 268 Commonwealth Blvd. in the transpark noted the project is a warehouse distribution center.

In March, the Daily News reported ground was broken by NorthPoint Development of Kansas City, Mo., on a planned 300,000-square-foot building.

The building’s addition to the transpark is expected to create 75 new jobs and bring a $29 million investment to Bowling Green, according to a news release at that time from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

The $11.9 million represented by the Cooper Construction building permit could be the value of the 300,000-square-foot building on the site, with the remaining $17.1 million of the announced investment comprising equipment costs.

“NorthPoint’s development in the Kentucky Transpark is part of a strategic supply chain project that will work to further strengthen Warren County’s position as a pillar in the automotive and motorsports industries,” said Ron Bunch, chamber president and chief executive officer, in a release at the time.

Bunch said Friday that the building equipment cost on the project has a three-year window. He declined to comment further.

The building’s tenant still has not been disclosed by either local or out-of-state officials.

The land parcel is owned by the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority. Gary Dillard of the ITA board had no comment Friday.

Henkel (formerly Sun Products), Fruit of the Loom and Evine Live are just a few examples of warehouse distribution centers located in the Bowling Green region.

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