The regional industrial park located in Northwest Shawnee at K-7 and 43rd will sit on 186 acres and house up to 2.0 million square feet of space.
The integral partnership between the City of Shawnee, the Shawnee Economic Development Council, the developer Blue Shawnee and the Kansas Department of Transportation recently announced the development of the Heartland Logistics Park, formerly known as Project Homeland. Construction is set to begin in the first quarter of 2020. The Heartland Logistics Park will offer Class-A space buildings furnished with additional car and trailer storage options that include prime access to highways and interstates.
To see the exact location of the Heartland Logistics Park and examples of the current building plans view the YouTube video below:
“The Heartland Logistics Park will bring a significant economic impact with as many as 1,500 to 2,000 new jobs to Shawnee.”Ann Smith-Tate, President and CEO of the Shawnee Economic Development Council.
“These new jobs and investment will provide a positive ripple effect within our community. We believe it is the perfect spot to grow our workforce and its results will benefit the entire region,” says Smith-Tate.
The property will be marketed by the prestigious Colliers International. “There was significant activity and absorption in the Johnson County industrial market in 2019, especially in the last half of the year. We anticipate more of the same in 2020 and are excited to commence marketing Heartland Logistics Park,” said Colliers International Kansas City President Ed Elder.
The City of Shawnee and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) are both participating in the public infrastructure for the area, including wastewater and public road improvements. The partnership with KDOT served as a critical aspect of the development and KDOT will work with the developer to provide funding for the project through its Economic Development program.
“Kansans want transportation investments to be linked to the economic priorities of the state,” said Julie Lorenz, Kansas Secretary of Transportation. “This project is expected to bring more jobs and businesses to the region as well as improve safety and freight movement.”