Hunt Midwest, partner to begin construction on 3.4 million–square–foot industrial park in Simpsonville, Kentucky
Simpsonville, KY — September 27, 2023 — Kansas City-based real estate development company Hunt Midwest and Marshall Planing Mill, a subsidiary of the Marshall Realty Company founded by R.W. “Buck” Marshall of Louisville, are partnering to develop 300 acres of new commercial and industrial space directly adjacent to Interstate 64 in Simpsonville, Kentucky.
The Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park will include more than 3.4 million total square feet of Class A rear-load and cross-dock industrial facilities on Highway 1848/Buck Creek Road at Exit 28 off Interstate 64 in Shelby County. Leasing and build-to-suit options are available for industrial users of up to 1.5 million square feet, and commercial and retail opportunities are available along the frontage of Buck Creek Road.
This new logistics park is one of the most strategic tracts slated for industrial development in the highly desirable Louisville submarket. Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park’s advantageous location between Interstates 65 and 75 puts the park within a day’s drive of 50 percent of the U.S. population and provides convenient access to the nearby UPS Worldport, FedEx Ground, and Amazon Air Hub facilities for fast, efficient access to the rest of the country.
Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park also is centrally located near the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant, Ford Kentucky Assembly Plant, and GE Appliance Park in Louisville and Toyota’s Georgetown Assembly Plant.
“The new Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park is in the perfect location to take advantage of Louisville’s thriving industries with superior connectivity by both ground and air to the rest of the country,” said Tony Borchers, Hunt Midwest Vice President of Acquisitions & Development. “With so few large sites still available across the greater Louisville area, to bring a project of this size to the market presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses looking to relocate or expand in this competitive region.”
Construction on the first two buildings at the park is scheduled to begin with site preparation and grading in the fourth quarter of 2023 and vertical construction in early 2024.
The planned rear-load Building I will feature 270,400 square feet, 210 parking spaces, and 80 tractor trailer spaces. A larger cross-dock Building II will feature 486,720 square feet, 206 parking spaces, and 140 tractor trailer spaces.
All the buildings at the park will be highly visible from Interstate 64 and a power substation on the southeast corner of the property ensures the park will have the energy capacity necessary to support the most modern advanced manufacturing, data centers, and distribution technology. Simpsonville 64 also finds itself in the heart of a large, qualified labor force with almost 570,000 workers within 30 miles of the park, more than 60% of whom live within a 25-minute drive.
“Simpsonville is looking forward to working with Hunt Midwest on the development of the Marshall property on our interstate corridor,” said Simpsonville Mayor Ronnie Sowder. “We are confident that Hunt Midwest will establish a quality development at the entryway into Simpsonville that will have a major economic impact on our community, and we are ready to get started.”
“As Shelby County Judge Executive, I compliment Mayor Sowder and the Simpsonville City Council on the growth they are bringing to their city,” said Shelby County Judge Executive Dan Ison. “Hunt Midwest is an outstanding developer who has commercial projects throughout the country.”
Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park will be Hunt Midwest’s second industrial development in Kentucky following the construction of Blankenbaker Logistics Center, a 322,831-square-foot industrial development on Plantside Drive in east Louisville. Piston Automotive leased the entire facility in 2021 before construction was completed.
Hunt Midwest’s partners on Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park include H2B Architects and Mindel Scott engineers. Leasing for the industrial projects in the park will be handled by Kevin Grove of CBRE. Leasing for the commercial properties along Buck Creek Road will be led by Jody Zimmerman and John Agan with Walter Wagner Jr. Co.
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About Hunt Midwest
Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held real estate development company with six decades of expertise in industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily, and senior living communities, with more than $2.5 billion of developed projects in multiple geographic markets. Hunt Midwest leverages its reputation, resources, and relationships to create successful real estate solutions.
Hunt Midwest is one of the pillars of the Lamar Hunt Family’s holdings, which include interests in real estate, sports/entertainment, energy/natural resources, and private equity. Other marquee brands include the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bulls, FC Dallas, Hunt Southwest, and Trinity Hunt. Learn more at HuntMidwest.com.