OLATHE, KS-Kessinger/Hunter & Co., based in nearby Kansas City, MO, is working to build up to three million square feet of distribution facilities at the new I-35 Logistics Park here at 155th and Old 56 Highway. The company has announced it is starting construction with on an 821,256-square-foot facility that will be marketed completely as spec space.

Dan Jensen, principal of the company, tells GlobeSt.com that there’s such demand in the area that filling three buildings in the park shouldn’t be difficult. “There is just no product in the marketplace,” he said. “There’s 7% vacancy of all industrial in the area, but when you start to look at state-of-the-art buildings at 100,000 square feet or more, market-wide there’s about 1% vacancy.”

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