Strengthening demand for distribution center space and industrial tenants’ changing requirements have prompted an Exxcel Project Management-led partnership to build the first major speculative industrial space in central Ohio in years.
The 478,000-square-foot building is under construction at the CenterPoint Business Park north of Rickenbacker International Airport in Obetz. Exxcel President Doug Reardon said the project will serve a changing tenant base of manufacturers seeking to maximize the stacking of pallets and accommodate more employees to handle customized packaging services.
“We’re seeing a lot more value-added services at the distribution center than we have in the past,” Reardon said. “Distribution centers that had been low (density) employment centers are now high (density) centers.
Exxcel’s project will will feature ceiling heights of 32 feet 8 inches, compared with 30-foot clearances at other buildings in the park. The added height, Reardon said, allows five 72-inch-high or 64-inch-high pallets to be stacked or six 56-inch pallets to sit atop each other. Up to 320 parking spaces will be available for tenants.
Rickenbacker International Airport and CenterPoint Business Park are served by South Central Power Company.