NorthPoint Development Lands EV Maker’s Headquarters

The Kansas City facility will produce 1,800 vehicles annually.

Turner Logistics Center. Image by Google Street View

Turner Logistics Center. Image via Google Street View

Electric truck manufacturer Orange EV will relocate its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations to NorthPoint Development‘s Turner Logistics Center, currently underway in Kansas City, Kan.

Construction on the 407,964-square-foot mixed-use industrial and office facility at 6700 Orville Ave. began in 2021. Orange expects to move by mid-2023, with plans to manufacture 1,800 terminal trucks per year from the new space.

Upon completion, the facility, built on 37.46 acres, will feature 40-foot clear heights, as well as 50-foot by 52-foot column spacing, according to Commercial Edge information.

Situated along the Kansas Turnpike, the facility is within 8 miles of downtown Kansas City, with quick access to numerous shipping nodes around the state. The move will significantly boost Orange’s production capacity, and will also serve as a more convenient location for employees in Kansas City.

Colliers Kansas City President Ed Elder represented Orange in the leasing efforts.

NorthPoint remains an active developer and investor throughout the Midwest, having recently completed Gateway Tradeport IV, a 1 million-square-foot facility in Pontoon Beach in St. Louis, Mo. According to CommercialEdge information, the firm had recently acquired three properties around Kansas City, Mo., totaling nearly 1.2 million square feet.

Kansas City’s Industrial upswings

Kansas City remains both a strong and stable Midwestern market for industrial construction and development, bolstered in part by its swaths of buildable land, cheaper energy prices and investment from tech companies. Data from a third quarter 2022 report from JLL shows that the city had 13.6 million square feet of space in its pipeline, with 6.2 million being absorbed year-to-date. The city’s vacancy rate has fallen to 4.5 percent, with rents rising to $4.98 per square foot, the report showed.

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