NorthPoint Development of Kansas City is replacing the California firm originally chosen to develop the new BNSF intermodal facility and plans to start work soon on its first distribution center.
The Allen Group of San Diego was selected in 2006 to build the warehouses and distribution facilities expected to be attracted to the 1,000-acre rail and truck center nearing completion in Edgerton between 183rd and 191st streets near the Interstate 35 corridor.
But in a deal announced Friday, the Allen Group handed over the lead development role to NorthPoint, a growing local firm that’s already building the Horizons Industrial Park in Riverside and has an agreement to develop an industrial project in the Fairfax area of Kansas City, Kan.
“NorthPoint will be the lead developer, and we’ll be an investor in the project and remain involved,” Richard Allen, chief executive of the firm, said Friday…
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ARTICLE BY: KANSAS CITY STAR – BY KEVIN COLLISON
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013