230,000sf Industrial Building Going Up




The Opus Group  announced today that construction is under way on a second building at 56 Commerce Center, a 230,122-square-foot speculative industrial building. That comes after selling the first building there to Orizon, which makes complex sub-assemblies for the aerospace and defense industry.

“It’s a dynamic time in the Kansas City area industrial market and we’re pleased to help meet growing demand through the further development of 56 Commerce Center,” said Joe Downs, vice president of real estate development for Opus Development Co. “On the heels of successfully finishing the first building, we continue to see a need for this type of space in a convenient location like 56 Commerce Center, so it’s great to have shovels in the ground on our second building.”

The second building of 56 Commerce Center, set for completion in May, is designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate a variety of tenants, Opus said in a news release. It will have 32-foot clear height, a front parking lot and a rear truck court with a potential for up to 35 stalls. The location also has access to Interstate 35, I-435 and I-49. It marks the second phase of an Opus master-planned industrial development for the 53-acre site which  can house up to three buildings totaling 505,000 square feet.

Opus said its most recent portfolio of work includes more than 7 million square feet of industrial developments under construction or completed in the past 24 months across the United States.