Friday, August 30, 2013

Triplet Spec Buildings Along 79|Seventy

The prototype for Southgate Corporation's two spec buildings.
Three in three years.

That's how many spec buildings have been built along the 79|Seventy Corridor in Central Licking County since 2011.  All three are within two miles of each other in Central Ohio's largest manufacturing corridor.

Southgate Corporation announced that they will be building a new 50,000 sq. ft. industrial building, on speculation, at the corner of James Parkway and Kaiser Drive in Heath.  That's on the Port Authority's Aerospace Center campus and proves the Port Authority's role as a "land bank" is paying community dividends.

Southgate started a building in 2012 that stands in Hebron off of Integrity Drive too.  Southgate's move brought the first industrial spec building of a significant size in more than a decade.  The Class A building is sure to attract a manufacturer soon.

The Horton Building started as a spec office and clean room building.
 The Port Authority built the Horton Building that opened in 2011.  Design began as a speculative building.  Though UTC Aerospace Systems gobbled up the first floor office space before construction began, 17,000 sq ft of office shell space and 10,000 sq ft of a clean room addition remain available.

Second floor office space is available for build-to-suit
A Class 10,000 clean room stands ready
At a time when regional officials are trying to encouraging speculative building in the Central Ohio market, it's great to be sitting in the midst of a corridor where spec buildings aren't hard to find for those companies wanting ready-to-occupy space.

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