Opus Addressing Need in the Area with Liberty Heartland Logistics Center

With growing industrial need in the market, Opus leveraged its industrial expertise​ to develop Liberty Heartland Logistics Center, a multi-phase industrial development in Liberty, Mo. The development includes build-to-suit and speculative buildings.

Just 20 minutes northeast of downtown Kansas City, Liberty Heartland Logistics Center provides convenient access to vital north-south and east-west transportation corridors, including Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 69. With a workforce of more than 150,000 people in the greater Kansas City area, tenants will have a skilled workforce from which to hire. Just a short drive away is a commercial district with dining and shopping options for employees.

Phase 1: Build-to-Suit for Hallmark Cards

Hallmark chose Opus to develop, design and build an 847,475-square-foot distribution center.

The building features:

  • 245,560-square-foot structural mezzanine
  • cross-dock warehouse
  • 48 dock doors
  • 2 drive-in doors
  • 40-foot clear height
  • parking for 450 vehicles
  • parking for 150 trucks
  • precast and tilt walls
The facility was completed in February 2023.

[Read more about Hallmark at Liberty Heartland Logistics Center.]

Phase 2: Two Buildings Totaling 812,000 Square Feet

Opus built two speculative buildings on the site. Building B is a 572,000-square-foot cross-dock building, and Building C is a 240,000-square-foot rear-load building. Both can be customized to fit a tenant's needs. These buildings are helping address growing demand for light manufacturing, e-commerce and logistics end users near Kansas City.

The 572,000-square-foot cross-docked building sits on 46 acres and features:

  • 36-foot clear height
  • 4 drive-in doors
  • 76 dock doors (expandable to 110)
  • 152 stalls for trailer parking (expandable to 246)
  • 547 vehicle parking stalls
The 240,000-square-foot, rear-load building sits on 19 acres and features:

  • 32-foot clear height
  • 2 drive-in doors
  • 32 dock doors (expandable to 54)
  • 67 trailer parking stalls
  • 259 vehicle parking stalls (expandable to 434)

Phase 2 was completed in June 2023.