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4 Keys to Logistics Building Amid E-Commerce Boom

February 14, 2020, Law360, by Andrew Mcintyre–

Demand for logistics space near major cities is soaring as e-commerce customers come to expect same-day or even two-hour shipping, and lawyers say developers would be wise to keep several key points in mind as they consider building new facilities.

Logistics properties have a unique set of design, layout and engineering considerations, and there are also often environmental issues that crop up when developers break ground on such projects. Here, Law360 looks at four key factors for developers of logistics properties to consider amid the current boom in e-commerce:  parking and access, environmental diligence, concrete thinking, and tough cost calls on design.

Regarding parking and access, Rob McPeak notes, “The biggest challenge is making sure you can correctly direct the traffic flow of the vehicles and have good ingress and good egress.” The challenge is “really being cognizant of the number of cars and trucks that are coming and going, and making sure they can handle that circulation.”  To read the entire article click here.


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