July 17, 2017 3:30 PM, EDT

Construction Begins on Charleston Logistics Center

Charleston Logistics Center Rendering Ridge Development

Ridge Development, the industrial development unit of a Transwestern Development Co. and Ridge Property Trust partnership, has started building a 63-acre site at Interstate 26 and Jedburg Road in Jedburg, S.C.

Charleston Logistics Center, about 30 miles northwest of Charleston, will tout 686,300 square feet of “speculative industrial space.” Two industrial buildings are slated for delivery starting in the first quarter of next year.

“Charleston is ramping up for significant growth in the industrial market, driven by the Port of Charleston and corporate expansions that have added 8,000 jobs in the region,” Ridge Executive Vice President Steve Kros said. “The market is served by a single interstate, creating a scarcity of functional sites for industrial development. Charleston Logistics Center will stand out among competing parks due to its superior access to I-26 for truck transportation as well as employees.”

Each rear-load building will offer 343,150 square feet, 32-foot clear height, 54 × 48 column spacing, 60-foot staging bay, 64 dock doors, two drive-in doors, 202 car parking spaces and 76 truck parking spaces, Transwestern said.