KANSAS CITY, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meritex has broken ground on two new, 120,000-square-foot, industrial buildings in the Kansas City market. The new buildings will each feature a clear height of 28’ and eco-friendly, insulated wall panels. The development will also include a shared truck court. This will be Meritex’ first surface development in the Kansas City market. The company currently owns and operates Meritex Lenexa Executive Park, an underground industrial park which has more than 2.7 million square feet of developed space.
The building site is located at 9800 Britton St. in Lenexa, Kansas, less than a mile from the K-10 and I-435 highways. It is also east of the City of Lenexa’s Ridgeview Road Construction Project, which is expected to open in late 2019.
“We’re excited to continue to expand in the Kansas City market,” says Bill Seymour, senior vice president of Meritex. “We’re continuing to see strong demand for industrial space in the area, largely driven by the continued rise in e-commerce.”
Ground was broken on the new development on September 28 and work will continue on the site throughout the fall of 2019. Vertical construction will begin in spring 2020, and project is expected to be complete by December 2020.
Merit General Contractors Inc. will serve as the contractor and Colliers will be the listing broker.
About The Meritex Company
The Meritex Company is the expert in putting properties and people together, offering the flexibility and innovation of a family-owned company, with the discipline and governance of a much larger business. With more than a century of experience providing light industrial real estate to companies at every stage of their growth, Meritex offers spaces that allow businesses to grow, evolve, and redefine themselves as needed. Meritex owns, develops and manages approximately 10 million square feet of institutional grade, multi-tenant space made up of more than 90 properties, ensuring that each is capable of meeting the demands of its dynamic tenant base. The broad selection in eight markets – Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Phoenix – means companies will find the right place to take care of business, while receiving responsive service and great solutions for their space needs, now and into the future. The Meritex Company is headquartered in Minneapolis.