SIMPSONVILLE, KY. — A joint venture partnership between Hunt Midwest and Marshall Planing Mill has announced plans to break ground on a 3.4 million-square-foot industrial park in Simpsonville, roughly 25 miles east of Louisville.
The 300-acre development, dubbed Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park, will be located on Kentucky Route 1848 near the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant, Ford Kentucky Assembly Plant and GE Appliance Park.
The project will be developed in phases, with construction of Phase I set to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. Phase I will include the development of a 207,400-square-foot, rear-load industrial building with 210 parking spaces and 80 semi-trailer truck parking space, as well as a 486,720-square-foot cross-dock industrial building with 206 parking spaces and 140 semi-trailer truck parking spaces.
The development will also include retail space along Buck Creek Road. Build-to-suit opportunities are available at the site for industrial users up to 1.5 million square feet. A timeline for the project was not announced.
The development team for Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park includes H2B Architects and Mindel Scott. Kevin Grove of CBRE will handle leasing for the industrial portion of the park. Jody Zimmerman and John Agan with Walter Wagner Jr. Co. will lead leasing for the commercial spaces along Buck Creek Road.
Kansas City-based Hunt Midwest is a privately held real estate development company with a focus on industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily and senior living projects. Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park is the company’s second industrial development in the Louisville metropolitan area, following the construction of Blankenbaker Logistics Center in 2021, which Piston Automotive fully occupies.
Marshall Planing Mill is a subsidiary of Marshall Realty Co., which is based locally in Louisville.