Logistics park to be built in Fairfield

September 19, 2017 by  

Fairfield will soon be home to a logistics park that offers 600,000 square feet of space.

The Union Centre Logistics Park will be built on a 40-acre site near the Seward Road/Union Centre Boulevard intersection; the project will cost an estimated $30m.

The park will have two buildings, one with about 128,000 square feet, and the second comprising about 477,000 square feet. Alex Kraemer, Fairfield’s Economic Development Manager, said the buildings can be configured by the companies that lease them into whatever layout suits them best. The buildings are designated for businesses that specialize in distribution and light manufacturing.

The site is a project of NorthPoint Development, a concern based in Kansas City. The city recently approved the plans for the site, saying the buildings meet the zoning code that is already in force in Fairfield.

Although there are no tenants yet for the park, construction on the project is expected to be finished shortly.

Fairfield’s Development Services Director, Greg Kathman, finds the project exciting. He says the developer is new to the area, which he believes is positive, as it signals interest in the region. It will also increase the inventory of available buildings in Fairfield, something he believes is currently lacking.

Officials might consider working with brochure printers to create booklets describing the project’s amenities to invite companies to consider leasing space in the development.