Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - Baltimore Metro

Last Updated Sept. 24, 2023

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If you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent, Baltimore, you've come to the right place. In this article, we cover three key topics, including:

  • An overview of dock-high warehousing.
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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Baltimore Metro. Our Baltimore Metro affiliate broker has extensive experience with Dock High Warehouse, having leased and sold existing properties and worked with developers on build-to-suit spaces for lease. These spaces come in many shapes and sizes, and we've performed a search for this article that covers small- to medium-sized spaced for lease or rent in the Baltimore Metro. That survey/search is summarized in this article. We are ready, willing, and able to conduct a comprehensive search for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Baltimore Metro and meeting your specific requirements. Read on for more detail about the characteristics of Dock High Warehouse, as well as the results of our search for this article.

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Distribution warehouses need one important element to function: dock-high. These are high entrances, 4 feet or 121 cm above ground level, which allow trucks to load and unload from inside the warehouse without major friction and with maximum labor savings.

Photo of a large dock-high loading facility.This is actually a pretty loaded question (pun intended if you like). At a very basic level, Dock-High docks are used to simplify getting "stuff" into and out of a building - generally from or to a truck trailer ... or train car. One of our more popular articles provides a definition of Dock-High loading. The main alternative is grade-level building access - i.e. being able to drive into a building so that the "stuff" you work with can be lifted from and onto whatever you are using to transport your "stuff." "Stuff" can mean anything from raw materials to finished goods, supplies, tools, tooling, etc., etc.. Size and weight are big factors in deciding which of these two methods of moving "stuff" into and out of your building is used - with bigger and heavier stuff tending to be grade-level, and lighter and smaller tending to be dock-high. There is also the issue of whether the stuff you are transferring needs to be well protected from the elements including during the loading and unloading process. There are always exceptions, and much is likely being left out. Docks are seen attached to many types of buildings - manufacturing, R&D, Distribution, Storage, etc. The measure of how many docks you need is tied directly to how much "stuff" you need to move into and out of your building/space in a given time period (also a complex calculation). That's a fairly simple, conceptual discussion of Dock-High dock uses. Also, now that we've compared and contrasted dock-high vs. grade-loading, note in the above photo that most (nearly all?) buildings need to have a bit of grade loading in any case. Read on for some discussion of more detailed issues surrounding Dock-High docks.

Since docks and loading/unloading is an important issue, we have several articles on the topic. Aside from the links in the section above, we have Warehouse Loading Types, Dock-Well - Picture with Definition, Side-Load Dock Well - Picture with Definition, Dock-High Loading - Convert an Existing FacilityExterior Elevated Dock - Picture with Definition and Dock-Leveler - Picture with Definition. The above are all links. If you have an interest, bon appétit. We'll likely be adding other articles on issues like Environmental Control during loading and unloading, Fork Lifts, etc., and we'll do our best to update this as pertinent items are added to the site. We spend a good deal of time on this and related content, and expect to continue to do so.

See the Survey Description Section for a contextual description of Surveys and for what they are used.

Survey Item 1 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 32
Total Square Feet
Actual: 691492
Further Description * 103,750 SF Industrial Space
* 37.17 AC Lot Size
* Built 1943 / Renovated 2000
* Natural Gas
* Gas Heating
* ML-IM Zoning
* 7 Drive-In Bays
* 32' Clear Height
* Metal Constructed
* City Water & Sewer
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Metal Halide Lighting
* 21 Exterior Dock Doors
* 40’ x 10’ Column Spacing
* 163 Standard Parking Spaces
* Amps: 250 Volts: 480-800 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This property is situated on 37.17 acres and has a building size of 691,492 square feet. It was originally built in 1943 and renovated in 2000. The facility offers multi-tenancy and currently has 103,750 square feet of space available under ML-IM zoning regulations, constructed with metal materials. It is connected to the city's water and sewer systems, heated with natural gas, and powered by a 3-phase electrical system with 250 amps at voltages ranging from 480 to 800 volts. The structure features a 32-foot clear height, seven drive-in bays, and column spacing measuring 40 feet by 10 feet. With 21 exterior dock doors and 163 standard parking spaces, it is well-equipped to meet various needs.

Survey Item 2 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Port of Baltimore
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Baltimore-Washington International Airport
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West Baltimore Commuter Rail
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Penn Station Commuter Rail
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Between Woodberry and Hampde
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 25
Office Square Feet
Actual: 16500
Total Square Feet
Actual: 287500
Further Description * 150,000 SF Industrial Space
* 12.63 AC Lot Size
* Built 1937
* Masonry Constructed
* M-2-1 Zoning
* 25' Clear Height
* 40’ x 40’ Column Spacing
* 1' Warehouse Floor
* 4 Drive-In Bays
* 18 Exterior Dock Doors
* 250 Standard Parking Spaces
* Free Parking
* 13 Drive-in Doors
* 16,500 SF Office space

This property sits on a 12.63-acre lot built dates back to 1937 and has a remarkable total size of 287,500 square feet with multiple occupancy. Constructed with sturdy masonry and falls under M-2-1 zoning. The facility offers an expansive 150,000 square feet of industrial space and boasts a clear height of 25 feet, column spacing of 40 feet by 40 feet, four drive-in bays, and 18 exterior dock doors for efficient loading and unloading. The warehouse floor has a thickness of 1 foot, providing strength for heavy-duty applications. For convenience, there are 250 standard parking spaces available, free of charge. Additionally, the property has 13 drive-in doors for easy access. Within the property, there is also 16,500 square feet of dedicated office space.

Survey Item 3 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Union Ave
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Frontage Jones Falls/I-83
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 77620
Further Description * 400-1,200 SF SF Flex Space
* 5.36 AC Lot Size
* Built 1960
* Masonry Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* I-MU2 Zoning
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 6 Exterior Dock Doors
* 60 Standard Parking Spaces
* Cross Docks

This property sits on a lot size of 5.36 acres built with masonry construction that was built in 1966 and has a total building size of 77,620 square feet subdivided into sizeable space. The facility offers flex spaces ranging from 400 to 1,200 square feet. It w. The property is equipped with a wet sprinkler system for fire safety. It is zoned as I-MU2, allowing for various industrial and commercial uses. There are 3 drive-in bays and 6 exterior dock doors available for convenient loading and unloading. Additionally, there are 60 standard parking spaces on site. The property also features cross-docks, providing efficient access for transportation and logistics operations.

Survey Item 4 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Washington Boulevard Exit
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I-695
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I-95
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 630000
Further Description * 14,100 SF of Flex Space
* ±28.85 Acres Lot Size
* Built 1967 / Renovated 1994
* 14' - 20' Clear Height
* 40 Exterior Dock Doors
* 40’ x 28’ Column Spacing
* ESFR sprinkler
* Full truck court
* Free on-site parking
* Natural Gas
* City Sewer
* City Water
* Gas Heating
* I-MU Zoning
* Power Supply - Amps: 5,800 Volts: 277-480 Phase: 3 Wire: 4

The property features a traditional storage area with 40ft x 40ft column spacing, 20ft clear heights, traditional truck court loading/flex space with 40' x 28' column spacing, and ample onsite parking. It also has +/- 30,000 SF of flexible, air-conditioned space, 40 x 28, and 14-foot headroom. Tenants can use the facilities of the adjacent office complex, which includes a food court, fitness center, and auditorium. This modernized industrial building covers approximately 622,000 square feet and stands on 28.85 AC. Offers small, flexible, full-service spaces ranging from 250sf - 2,000sf with common loading and amenities.

Survey Item 5 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
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I-173 & I-695
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 14
Total Square Feet
Actual: 39359
Further Description * 39,359 SF Building Size
* 5.29 AC Lot Size
* Built 1994
* Masonry Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* City Water & Sewer
* Electric Heating
* Natural Gas
* Volts: 270-480 Phase: 3 Power Supply
* W2, County Zoning
* 14' Clear Height
* 2 Drive-In Bays/Grade-level
* 8 Exterior Dock Doors
* 32’ x 31’ Column Spacing
* 105 Standard Parking Spaces
* Central Air and Heating
* Security System

This property with an expansive building of 39,359 square feet on a lot size of 5.29 acres providing ample space for parking and outdoor storage. Constructed in 1994, this masonry building offers an enduring structure. It has a 32' x 31' column spacing with a 14’ clear height. With a total of 2 grade-level doors and 8 exterior dock doors for loading and unloading. Supplied with city water and sewer and is heated using electric heating and natural gas. This building provides a 7,524 SF fully conditioned suite where 60% office and 40% warehouse with 14 feet ceilings. Also, feature a wet sprinkler system to ensure maximum safety and security system for protection. Equipped with a heavy electrical power of 400amp, 3 phase, and 1 loading dock. Additionally has a newly renovated and ready to go 3,843 SF office suite.

Dock-High is really an aspect, or feature of a warehouse. It's quite common, and we chose it as the primary aspect for which you might be searching. There are other ways to search for this type of property or space. A few of these are listed below:

  • Cross-Dock Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Distribution Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Fulfillment Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Pick, Pack and Ship Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Package Handling Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale

There are many more options for searching for this type of property/space. There are also a number of issues we can help you with that are not mentioned elsewhere - things like:

  • Free Trade Zone Access (FTZ)
  • Shipping Ports
  • Airport Hubs
  • Dock-High
  • Dock-Well
  • Rail Service
  • Etc.

There are a number of cities included in the Baltimore Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Baltimore, Annapolis, Westminster, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Taneytown, Hampstead, Manchester, Centreville, & Sykesville.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Baltimore Metro Area home page. You can navigate directly to the link on your Metro Home Page using the In-Page link for "Service Area Summary." This list includes all of the Cities and Towns of which we are aware in the Metro Area. Each City and Town listed is also a link to detailed statistics about that specific place drawn from various Census Bureau reports.

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