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Major spec industrial project in Baytown to hold groundbreaking ceremony

January 9, 2018

JLL will host a groundbreaking ceremony this week for Port 10 Logistics Center on behalf of Houston-based Pontikes Development.

The project will be on 246 acres at Interstate 10 and Thompson Road in the southeast Houston community of Baytown. The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the southeast corner of Thompson Road and I-10, according to a press release.

Port 10’s first phase will include a two cross-dock buildings — one will be 485,000 square feet and the other 295,000 square feet — and is expected to deliver in the third quarter of 2018. In total, the speculative industrial park will be 3 million square feet and will target big-box warehouse and distribution of consumer goods, per the release.

“This development will fill a need of the distribution community to have a state-of-the-art facility, located on a major freeway that can support all modes of transportation for both import and export opportunities,” JLL said in the release. 

In October, the Houston Business Journal reported that JLL’s John Talhelm and Kevin Erck would target tenants involved in auto parts, petrochemicals, resins and more. There's no minimum or maximum amount of tenants that Port 10 Logistics Center could accommodate, they said, and different areas of the park will be comprised of cross-dock, flex-type and rail-served facilities.

"The focus is to try to diversify within the park so we can address anything from packaging type operations to e-commerce," Talhelm told HBJ at the time.

Around 2 million square feet of the project will be directly rail-served; the park will be around a 10- to 15-minute drive from both the Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals in the Port Houston, HBJ previously reported. The park will also offer roughly 450 rail car spots and access to Union Pacific's Coady rail yard.

"Close access and proximity (to rail) was key for this tract," Erck told HBJ at the time.

By Olivia Pulsinelli – Houston Business Journal