As the industrial world is changing so are the warehouses that keep it functioning. Craft designed the first multistory warehouse to go up in the U.S.
With increasing difficulty finding industrial real estate, and at record high rates near large cities, the future of warehouses are here. "In the U.S., plenty of open space is available in rural areas and suburbs. But as e-commerce sales grow, many retailers are bringing warehouse operations closer to their customers, who increasingly demand speedy delivery. Available warehouse space has hit record lows in many urban markets in the U.S., driving up the value of industrial land and pushing rental rates to new heights."
Prologis will build the first multistory warehouse in the U.S. The building will be 580,000 SF and is set to be completed in 2018. This structure is unique in that it is three stories tall with truck access on two levels. The first story is designed as a double loaded, last mile, distribution space. The second level is a single loaded served by two truck ramps. The third story is envisioned as manufacturing, R&D or “maker’s space” served by 3 freight elevators.
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