Building St. Louis Awards 2021: Gateway TradePort Logistics Park delivers more opportunity for industrial market

FINALIST — Private project more than $10 million

Kansas City-based developer NorthPoint secured 600 acres in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, for what’s slated to become a fully built-out, strategically located industrial park.

So far, two 544,000-square-foot warehouses have been built to accommodate multiple tenants. The $50.2 million buildings, built with no tenants signed on, feature a conventional steel frame with metal roof deck and site-cast tilt-up panel construction. The first building features a clear height of 36 feet, 56 dock doors and four drive-in doors. The second building has a clear height of 40 feet, 63 dock doors and four drive-in doors.

Gateway TradePort is situated in the Metro East to provide access to interstates 55, 70 and 64, as well as the nearby labor pool.

Once fully built out, Gateway TradePort will comprise 7.8 million square feet across 11 buildings.

Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction built the first two buildings; Krudwig Structural Engineers Inc. and Grimes Consulting Inc. served as the engineers; and Studio North Architecture was the architect on the project. The project so far has created 150 jobs. JLL is leasing the industrial park.


About this project

Owner/developer: NorthPoint Development

Broker: JLL

General contractor: Contegra Construction Co.

Engineer: Krudwig Structural Engineers Inc. and Grimes Consulting Inc.

Architect: Studio North Architecture

Interior designer: Richard L. Bowen & Associates

Cost: $50.2 million

Financing: Private lending

Article CourtesySteph Kukuljan – Reporter, St. Louis Business Journal