DE SOTO, KAN. — Flint Development is nearing completion of the first building at Flint Commerce Center, a $390 million industrial park in the western Kansas City suburb of De Soto. At full build-out, the multi-phased project will include up to six buildings on a 370-acre site. Development of the first building, a 1 million-square-foot distribution center, is slated for completion this summer.
Located at 10200 Edgerton Road, the cross-dock distribution center is being constructed with tilt-up concrete panels and 40-foot clear heights. The first facility — which is called Building C — will offer 98 dock doors and four drive-through doors, with the capacity to expand to 168 dock doors. The parking lot can accommodate 515 cars and 251 trailers.
In August 2023, Panasonic Energy announced plans to lease half of the facility to support a nearby lithium ion battery manufacturing facility, which is currently under construction.
“There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Panasonic factory and we are happy to see the amount of prospect activity for Flint Commerce Center,” says Mark Long, CEO of Newmark Zimmer. Newmark Zimmer is representing Flint Development in lease negotiations for Flint Commerce Center. “Together, this lease and the additional land prepared for industrial development will create ongoing energy and demand in De Soto.”
Contegra Construction Co. is the general contractor on the project. The development team also includes Davidson Architecture and Engineering, BHC Civil Engineering & Surveying, PKMR Engineers, Wallace Engineering and CFS Engineers.
— Channing Hamilton