Heartland Logistics Park Building III - 323,851 SF of industrial space available for lease in Shawnee, Kansas
Heartland Logistics Park Building III - 323,851 SF of industrial space available for lease in Shawnee, Kansas

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Hunt Midwest to build new facility for Keystone Automotive Industries at Heartland Logistics Park in Shawnee

Shawnee, KS — February 20, 2024 — Keystone Automotive Industries will expand its Kansas City operations at a new 854,306-square-foot, build-to-suit facility in Hunt Midwest‘s growing Heartland Logistics Park in Shawnee, Kansas.

Keystone Automotive Industries will lease 530,455-square-feet of Heartland Logistics Park Building III. The group is the largest aftermarket auto parts supplier in the U.S. and is a subsidiary of LKQ, one of the world’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of aftermarket, recycled, refurbished, and remanufactured automotive products.

Construction on Building III is set to begin this month with delivery expected in Q1 2025. Leasing options are available for the remaining 323,851 square feet in Building III.

Heartland Logistics Park offers Keystone and other users a strategic location capable of reaching 90% of the continental U.S. — and 282 million consumers — within two-day shipping. The park is less than a half-mile from K-7, allowing goods to reach highway speed within seconds with access to Interstate 70, Interstate 435, and Interstate 35 within minutes. Situated directly across K-7 from an Amazon last-mile fulfillment center and two major FedEx Ground Freight hubs, the park allows tenants to have first-stop, last-stop capabilities.

“Shawnee and Heartland Logistics Park are located perfectly for businesses to make the most of our region’s logistics and labor advantages,” said Mike Bell, Hunt Midwest Senior Vice President for Commercial Real Estate. “Not only can goods and materials immediately reach highway speed, but Shawnee provides diverse housing and strong community assets, including high-quality school districts, that can support every employee from entry-level to executive.”

Heartland Logistics Park Building III is a concrete tilt-up panel construction facility that will feature 36-foot clear height, 190-foot-deep truck courts, 36 dock-high doors expandable to 58 docks, four drive-in doors, 87 trailer parking spaces, and 251 total car parking spaces.

Keystone Automotive Industries will join Heartland Logistics Park alongside Standard Motor Products Inc., which announced in August 2023 that it will occupy the new 574,732-square-foot Heartland Logistics Park Building II. Both leading automotive companies, constrained from expanding in their existing Kansas City-area facilities, chose Heartland Logistics Park to grow their operations while retaining their strong workforces.

“This new facility at Heartland Logistics Park puts Keystone Automotive Industries and LKQ Corporation in a strategic position to expand our operations and improve efficiency while retaining our well-trained workforce,” said Buck Henry, general manager of LKQ Corporation Kansas City.

“The City of Shawnee’s foresight to invest in infrastructure along the 43rd Street industrial corridor and its connection to K-7 laid the groundwork, literally, for the city to compete for new businesses,” said Ann Smith-Tate, President and CEO of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. “Now Shawnee and Heartland Logistics Park are helping two outstanding automotive companies in Keystone Automotive Industries and Standard Motor Products expand here in our community.”

Leasing options are available for the remaining 323,851 square feet in Heartland Logistics Park Building III. Build-to-suit options also are available for the remainder of the park for users up to 187,200 square feet.

Hunt Midwest’s partners on Heartland Logistics Park Building III include Brinkmann Constructors as general contractor, Renaissance Infrastructure Consulting for civil engineering, and H2B Architects for building design.

Mike Mitchelson and Austin Baier of CBRE represented LKQ in the transaction. Leasing at Heartland Logistics Park is being handled by Ed Elder and John Stafford of Colliers.

For more information about Heartland Logistics Park, visit us online at bit.ly/hlp-shawnee.

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.

About Keystone Automotive Industries
Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation, is the United States’ largest aftermarket auto parts supplier. Keystone Automotive is an ISO 9001 compliant distributor that offers a high-quality, low-cost alternative to new OEM replacement parts for autos and trucks. Keystone’s aftermarket auto parts product lines include: bumpers, hoods, fenders, grilles, lighting, remanufactured wheels, radiators, and condensers.

About LKQ
LKQ is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of OE recycled and aftermarket parts, replacement systems, components, equipment, and services to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.

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