Score another two for Edgerton, Kan.
Located about 25 miles southwest of Kansas City, Mo., off Interstate 35, Edgerton is quietly moving up the industrial property food chain. Seattle-based e-tailer Amazon.com said late last week that it will occupy an 822,000 square-foot facility in Edgerton. Yesterday, Kansas City-based industrial property developer NorthPoint Development said it would erect two "spec" buildings there totaling 1.7 million square feet.
The two buildings—one of them, at 927,112 square feet, the largest ever built in Edgerton—will be constructed at "Logistics Park Kansas City," a 1,700-acre distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway Co.'s intermodal facility located in Edgerton, Kan., a suburb southwest of Kansas City. Opened a little more than two years ago, the facility is the linchpin of the Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad's southern corridor connecting Chicago and the Southwest.
Set for completion this summer or fall, the new buildings will bring to about 6.5 million square feet the capacity of new construction at the logistics park, NorthPoint said yesterday in a statement. An additional 17 million square feet at the park is slated for development, NorthPoint said.
Amazon's new Edgerton facility will supplement a 267,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Lenexa, Kan., another Kansas City suburb. Amazon operates 160 facilities in the U.S. with more than 68 million square feet, according to consultancy MWPVL International Inc. Amazon has 13 additional facilities in development totaling more than 8 million square feet, according to the consultancy.
Amazon did not disclose when it would occupy the Edgerton facility. More than likely, though, it will be before the upcoming holiday peak buying and shipping season.