The Keith Corp. reveals plans to develop massive industrial building in Kings Mountain

Published Wednesday, November 24, 2021

By   –  Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal

A Charlotte developer has formally announced its plans for a significant industrial project.

The Keith Corp. said today it would start construction on Kings Mountain Corporate Center, a nearly 1.3 million-square-foot industrial building in Gaston County. The announcement came after county and city leaders approved incentives for the project in recent weeks. The building is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The building is being billed by The Keith Corp. as the "largest speculative industrial facility under construction on the East Coast." It includes 40-foot clear heights and 120 active dock positions, with the potential to expand to 250 dock positions. It will also include around 350 auto parking spaces and 248 trailer parking spaces, with the potential to expand both.

The Keith Corp. closed on the 164-acre land purchase for the project last week, county real estate records show. The developer paid just under $6 million for the land, which it acquired from Matthews Land Co., according to records. The site is off Canterbury Road and adjacent to Interstate 85 and U.S. Route 74.

Kings Mountain and Gaston County leaders each approved level four tax incentive grants for the project in recent weeks.

Choate Construction is handling construction efforts for the project and Merriman Schmitt Architects is leading the design. The Keith Corp.'s Justin C. Curis and R. Alan Lewis are handling leasing efforts for Kings Mountain Corporate Center.