Outdoor product maker Coleman Co., which helped spearhead the region’s growth as a national center for logistics and distribution a decade ago, has renewed the lease on its 1,107,000-square-foot distribution center in Gardner. Newmark Grubb Zimmer, a commercial real estate company, announced today that it had completed the renewal transaction for the property just north of Interstate 35 and 175th Street in south Johnson County.
“The facility represents one of the largest industrial distribution buildings in the Midwest, and the retention of the tenant is another indication of Kansas City’s strategic industrial location,” said John Hassler, NGZ’s managing director.
The distribution warehouse was built in 2009, and represented a sharp departure from construction norms at the time, when warehouses of 100,000 square feet were among the biggest available spaces in Kansas City. Today, buildings of 1 million square feet are becoming commonplace, and they are attracting companies seeking to leverage the region’s central location to cut distribution times to either coast.
The Coleman building features 100 dock doors and parking for 300 trailers, 32-foot clear height ceilings and single-story tilt-up structure. It was originally built as part of the Midwest Commerce Center.