Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Detroit Metro

Last Updated Oct. 15, 2023

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the Detroit Metro. Our Detroit 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 sale in the Detroit 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 sale in the Detroit 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 often have dock-high docks. These are elevated entrances that facilitate the loading and unloading of goods to and from trucks.

Usually, dock-high docks feature a height of 4 feet or 1.21 meters, which is well suited for almost any truckload. In other cases, you can lease or buy a warehouse with half docks suitable for smaller trucks. Half docks have a height of two feet or 61 cm.

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 app├ętit. 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 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Ellington Field Airport
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William P. Hobby Airport
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Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Keyword Selection
Port of Houston
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Office Square Feet
Actual: 7280
Total Square Feet
Actual: 40000
Price in $
Actual: 3500000
Property Feature Keywords
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Single Tenant
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A/C Warehouse
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Dock Loading
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Crane Served
Further Description * $3,500,000
* $88 Price Per SF
* Class B Building
* 2.05 AC Lot Size
* 40,000 SF Building Area r
* Built 1996 / Renovated 2014
* 7,280 SF (140' x 50') Office Space
* Sale - Investment or Owner Use
* 1.3/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 1 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 1 (5-ton) Crane
* 1 (15-ton) Crane
* Buss Ducts
* Signage
* Truck Well
* Heavy Power
* 2 Stories
* Air Conditioning
* Single Tenancy
* 22' Clear Height

This industrial warehouse is 40,000 SF in size and sits on a 2.05 AC lot. It had a single tenancy, was originally built in 1996 and was restored in 2014. Equipped with a dock-high entry, one grade-level door, heavy power for 5,000 amps, 480 volts, buss ducts and two air compressors. Includes a well appointed offices, well maintained air-conditioned shop with two cranes (5 & 15-Ton), 22' clear with 15' under hook, one interior truckwell and drive around capability.

Survey Item 2 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
M-59
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Duck Lake Rd
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 50672
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3500
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 50,672 SF Building Size
* 4.46 AC Lot Size
* Built 1977 / Renovated 2015
* Masonry Constructed
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Volts: 220 Power Supply
* I-1 Zoning
* 20' Clear Height
* 9 Exterior Dock Doors
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 10 Standard Parking Spaces

This property consists of two industrial buildings of 44,642 SF and 6,030 SF along with a spacious 4.46 acres lot size Built in 1977, the property has been thoughtfully renovated in 2015 and has been constructed using durable masonry. Features 3500 square feet of updated offices and warehouse with outside storage. Portions of the warehouse are heated and other portions are cold storage. Complete with ample fluorescent lighting and a reliable power supply of 220 volts. Furthermore, the property boasts a spacious 20-foot clear height, nine exterior dock doors, three drive-in bays, and ten standard parking spaces, providing ample space for all your business needs.

Survey Item 3 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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I-96
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I-696
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2670
Total Square Feet
Actual: 37670
Property Feature Keywords
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Single Tenant
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
Further Description * 37,670 SF Building Area
* 2.05 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1990
* Skylights
* Fenced Lot
* Class B Building
* Electric Heating
* Security System
* Air Conditioning
* Sale - Investment
* 24' Ceiling Height
* Fluorescent Lighting
* 2.65/1,000 SF Ratio Parking
* 3 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door
* 2,670 SF Office Space

This property has a building area of 37,670 square feet and sits on a lot that measures 2.05 acres. It was built in 1990 and is a one-story Class B building with a single tenant. The property features a ceiling height of 24 feet, three dock-high doors for loading, and one drive-in or grade-level door. There is parking available at a ratio of 2.65 per 1,000 square feet. The property is heated using electricity and lit with fluorescent lighting. It is also fenced and has a security system in place. The building has skylights throughout and air conditioning to keep the space comfortable. Additionally, there are 2,670 square feet of office space included in the property.

Survey Item 4 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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Williamsport Regional Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 14
Total Square Feet
Actual: 14766
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
Further Description * 14,766 SF Building Area
* 19.68 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 2007
* Flat yard area
* Class B Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 14' Ceiling Height
* 1.35/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property has a building area of 14,766 square feet and is situated on a 19.68-acre lot. It was constructed in 2007 and is a single-story Class B building. The property features one dock-high door for loading and three drive-ins. The ceiling height is 14 feet, and there is parking available at a ratio of 1.35 spaces per 1,000 square feet. Additionally, the lot also includes a flat yard area.

Survey Item 5 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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Imlay City
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Actual: 11894
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 19
Maximum: 28
Total Square Feet
Actual: 186000
Property Feature Keywords
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Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
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Heavy Power
Further Description * 186,000 SF Building Area
* 73.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1970 / Renovated 2010
* Lighting
* Gas Heating
* Sewer Water
* two truckwells
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* Sale - Owner User
* Monument Signage
* 19 -28' Clear Height
* Fluorescent Lighting
* 11,894 SF Office Space
* 1.61/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Buss Ducts * Storage Space
* 6 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 26 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property has a total area of 186,000 square feet and is situated on a 73.00-acre lot. It is a one-story building originally constructed in 1970, and it underwent renovations in 2010. The property is designed for single tenancy and falls under the classification of a Class B building. A parking ratio of 1.61 per 1,000 square feet ensures abundant parking availability. The building features a clear height range of 19 to 28 feet, six dock-high doors, and 26 drive-in entrances for convenient loading and unloading operations. It includes a power supply of 480 volts/3,000 amps with a buss duct, three state-of-the-art "bus size" paint booths, airlines, a one-ton crane, a two-ton crane, a three-ton crane, storage space, fluorescent lighting, monument signage, gas heating, and access to sewer and water services. Furthermore, there are two truckwells, a yard area, and an 11,894-square-foot office space.

Survey Item 6 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-94
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 28
Total Square Feet
Actual: 83000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 83,000 SF Building Area
* 4.02 AC Lot Size
* 3 Stories
* Built 1952 / Renovated 1983
* Storage Space
* Class C Building
* 28 FT Clear Height
* 1.71/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 3 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door

This property is situated on a 4.02-acre lot and comprises a total area of 83,000 square feet. A three-story building is classified as a Class B structure. The original construction of this facility dates back to 1952, with subsequent renovations completed in 1983. It has a parking ratio of 1.71 parking spaces per 1,000 square feet, features a 28-foot clear height, three dock-high doors, one drive-in entrance, and additional storage space.

Survey Item 7 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Detroit City Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 24000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Freezer/Cooler
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 24,000 SF Building Area
* 3.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1987
* Fenced Lot
* Natural Gas
* Gas Heating
* Single Tenancy
* Class C Building
* Opportunity Zone
* Sale - Owner User
* City Water & Sewer
* 1.5/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property is on 3 acres and has a total building size of 24,000 square feet. It is a one-story structure designated as a Class C building, and it was constructed in 1987 for a sole tenant. It has a parking ratio of 1.5 parking spaces per 1,000 square feet, along with two dock-high doors and two drive-in entrances. The property is situated within an Opportunity Zone and features a fenced lot, access to natural gas, city water, and sewer, as well as gas heating.

Survey Item 8 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Maximum: 18840
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 18,840 SF Building Area
* 1.40 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1988
* Signage
* Buss Ducts
* Gas Heating
* Class B Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 18 FT Clear Height
* 1.06/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property lies on 1.40 acres and has a building space of 18,840 square feet. It has a one-story structure, is designated as a Class B structure, and was built in 1988 with a single tenant. It has a parking ratio of 1.06 spaces per 1,000 square feet, features an 18-foot clear height, includes two dock-high doors and two drive-in entrances, has bus ducts for electrical distribution, provides signage options, and features gas heating.

Survey Item 9 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-94
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 53906
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Further Description * 53,906 SF Building Area
* 4.25 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1987
* Gas Heating
* Security System
* Class B Building
* Outside Storage
* Sale - Owner User
* 18 FT Clear Height
* Metal Halide Lighting
* 1.19/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 4 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property has a building area of 53,906 square feet and is situated on an expansive 4.25-acre lot. Its construction dates back to 1987. It is a one-story design and falls within the classification of Class B properties. It is intentionally designed to cater to a single tenant and has a parking ratio of 1.19 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It features a clear height of 18 feet, four dock-high doors, two drive-in entrances, a security system, metal halide lighting, gas heating, outdoor storage space, and is equipped with heavy power capabilities.

Survey Item 10 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Detroit's east side
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 73000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 73,000 SF Building Area
* 1.61 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 1934
* Fenced Lot
* Storage Space
* Security System
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* Opportunity Zone
* 18 FT Clear Height
* 0.52/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property is situated on a 1.61-acre parcel boasting 73,000 square feet. Designated as a Class C property, this building is designed for solitary occupancy and traces its roots back to a development initiative initiated in 1934. The architectural design consists of a two-story structure with a parking ratio of 0.52 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It features an 18-foot clear height, two dock-high doors, two drive-in entrances, falls within an Opportunity Zone, has a fenced lot, a security system, storage space, and a yard.

Survey Item 11 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-275
Keyword Selection
I-94, I-696
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Minimum: 26040
Maximum: 50723
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 28
Total Square Feet
Actual: 76763
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 76,763 SF Building Area
* 13.29 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 2001/Renovated 2020
* Signage
* Mezzanine
* Lt Ind Zoning
* Class B Building
* Air Conditioning
* Sale - Owner User
* 28 FT Clear Height
* 2.68/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 1 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 6 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 50,723 SF & 26,040 SF Office Space

This property lies on 13.29 acres and has a building space of 76,763 square feet. It has a two-story structure and is designated as a Class B structure with a single tenant. Constructed in 2001 and subsequently renovated in 2020, this property has a parking ratio of 2.68 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It features a clear height of 28 feet, includes one dock-high door, six drive-in entrances, a mezzanine, signage, air conditioning, is categorized under Light Industrial (Lt Ind) zoning, and has a yard. It encompasses a total of 50,723 square feet, with an additional 26,040 square feet of office space.

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 Detroit Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Detroit, Warren, Sterling Heights, Dearborn, Livonia, Troy, Westland, Southfield, Taylor, & Pontiac.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Detroit 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.

When a client asks us to help them search for a property to meet their needs for a Dock High Warehouse for Sale in Detroit, we go to the best listing services and to our fellow Commercial Real Estate brokers to pull together all the information available for properties meeting the stated client requirements. We validate the information to be provided - likely by talking directly with the selling or leasing brokers - and then help our clients go through this information to help them select the best fit properties, from which the client would select properties they wish to tour. We are posting an abbreviated version of a search we've either performed for another client, or one we've performed particularly for this article. We call the information provided in this article a "Survey," and we'd love to turn this survey into a full set of search results based upon your requirements! If you don't see a survey in the next section, it just means we haven't gotten around to it yet. If you need this type of property, please do let us know and we'll contact you to get started. The search we perform for you will include most or all categories you see here, plus information about pricing, other expenses, availability, and anything we can find regarding other requirements you provide for your use case. We would provide all of this, along with any available flyers, photos, and detailed information regarding each property.

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