KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre achieves Missouri Certified Sites status

PCEDC Staff News

Platte County has another Certified Site with the announcement that the KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre has achieved its Missouri Certified Sites (MCS) status.

With the announcement, KCI Intermodal becomes the 28th site in Missouri to achieve such a status.

The KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre, located just south of the KCI Airport, is a 687±-acre Master Plan Development capable of hosting 5,400,000 SF of building improvements.

The City of Kansas City, MO is responsible for providing the infrastructure for the overall KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre, and Trammell Crow Company serves as the Master Developer responsible for the vertical improvements in the industrial park. Infrastructure improvements have been completed for approximately 202 acres with new building sites being delivered based on market demand.

At this time, three buildings in Phase One have been built. Blount International occupies LogisticsCentre I, a single-tenant building consisting of approximately 350,000 SF of distribution, warehouse and assembly operations. The second building, known as LogisticsCentre II, was completed in 2015 for a tier-one automotive supplier that occupies the entire 423,000 SF for its manufacturing operations that support the GM assembly plant in Kansas City. A third building, known as LogisticsCentre IV, is a 432,000 SF cross-dock warehouse/distribution center being developed on a 100% speculative basis. LogisticsCentre IV will be ready for occupancy.

Alicia Stephens, Executive Director of the Platte County Economic Development Council, said “This was an extremely detailed, lengthy process that was successful thanks to Platte County EDC’s partners including KCP&L, the Kansas City Aviation Department, MARC, Trammell Crow Company, CBRE, Stewart Title and numerous City of Kansas City departments.”

“The KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre helps fulfill the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s goal of leveraging Kansas City International Airport’s strategic location to transform its land into a major center for manufacturing, intermodal shipping and commercial development to attract jobs and industry to our community,” said David Long, deputy director of aviation – properties & commercial development for the Kansas City Aviation Department. “Our staff and others worked hard on the application. To earn Missouri Certified Sites status is to earn a stamp of approval to give companies assurance that KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre is a solid option for their business.”

The purpose of the Missouri Certified Sites program is “to provide consistent standards regarding the availability and development potential of commercial or industrial development sites. Having a site ‘certified’ reduces the risk associated with development of particular sites by providing up front and consistent information.”