Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - Louisville Metro

Last Updated Jan. 24, 2024

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

  • An overview of dock-high warehousing.
  • An offer of our professional services to help you identify and acquire your next warehouse of any type, including Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in Louisville, from the best listed and unlisted sources. It's what we do!
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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Louisville Metro. Our Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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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Not just any warehouse is suitable for the logistics and distribution business. The best properties that will serve this purpose are well-located near freeways and interchanges. Location can incredibly reduce delivery times, even if it only seems like a few minutes.

However, loading docks are an essential feature in logistics and distribution warehouses. Grade-level docks are the most common, but the logistics industry's favorite is Dock-High docks, as they shorten loading and unloading times and provide more security from rain and flooding. Remember Dock-High docks if you're considering renting or buying a logistics or distribution warehouse in Louisville.

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.

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Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
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Ontario International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 30
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4250
Total Square Feet
Actual: 78327
Further Description * 78,327 SF Building Size
* 5.45 AC Lot Size
* LI Zoning
* Built 2022
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* 30' Clear Height
* 52’ x 50’ Column Spacing
* 6" Warehouse Floor
* 4,250 SF office space
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 9 Exterior Dock Doors
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 162 Standard Parking Spaces
* Amps: 1,600 Volts: 480 Power Supply

Encompassing a building size of 78,327 square feet, this facility occupies a 5.45-acre lot with LI zoning. Constructed in 2022 with reinforced concrete, offering a 30-foot clear height, it offers both an expansive and versatile interior. Complimented with a 52’ x 50’ column spacing to optimize the utilization of space. The warehouse floor, measuring 6 inches thick, adds to the facility's durability and functionality. A dedicated 4,250 square feet of office space is thoughtfully integrated to provide a conducive environment for administrative activities. The electrical infrastructure is robust, boasting a 1,600-amp, 480-volt power supply, ensuring ample energy to support various industrial operations. Safety measures are comprehensive, with an ESFR sprinkler system strategically in place. Efficient logistics are facilitated by the inclusion of nine exterior dock doors and two drive-in bays, streamlining the loading and unloading processes. Parking considerations are well addressed, with 162 standard parking spaces provided for employees and visitors.

Survey Item 2 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 42
Total Square Feet
Actual: 804803
Further Description * 804,803 SF Building Size
* 39.51 AC Lot Size
* LI - Light Industrial Zoning
* 2023 Built
* 42' Clear Height
* 416 car parking spaces
* 164 stalls Trailer Parking
* Amps: 780-4,000 Power Supply
* 125 Exterior Dock Doors
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* 8” Floor Slab thick, 4000 psi reinforced

This cross-dock facility spans 804,803 square feet and is situated on a 39.51-acre lot with Light Industrial Zoning. Constructed in 2023 with reinforced concrete, the facility boasts a 42-foot clear height, providing a vast and versatile interior space. The floor slab, measuring 8 inches thick and reinforced with 4000 psi, underscores the facility's robust construction. Safety is prioritized with an ESFR sprinkler system equipped with a fire pump. Additionally, eight 24-foot high volume low-speed (HVLS) fans are strategically placed in speed bays to enhance ventilation. The electrical infrastructure is robust, boasting a power supply ranging from 780 to 4,000 amps, accommodating diverse industrial needs. The facility is well-equipped for efficient loading and unloading operations, featuring 125 loading docks, each fitted with 40,000 lb. mechanical levelers on every third dock door. Parking needs are efficiently addressed with 416 auto parking spaces, ensuring ample availability for employees and visitors. Furthermore, the property includes 164 trailer parking stalls, contributing to organized and secure trailer storage.

Survey Item 3 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Louisville International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 36
Office Square Feet
Actual: 14580
Total Square Feet
Actual: 631336
Further Description * 631,336 SF Building Size
* 35.90 AC Lot Size
* Built 2015
* IL Zoning
* 65 Levelers
* Cross Docks
* Gas Heating
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 36' Clear Height
* Fluorescent Lighting
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 14,580 SF office space
* 65 Exterior Dock Doors
* 50’ x 50’ Column Spacing
* Amps: 4,000 Power Supply
* 532 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* Central Air and Heating Fully Equipped docks and with cross dock loading

This property itself measures 631,336 square feet and sits on a 35.90-acre lot. Constructed in 2015, this building is constructed using reinforced concrete materials in accordance with IL zoning regulations. The facility features an ESFR sprinkler system, fluorescent lighting, gas heating, and a substantial power supply of 4,000 amps. It has a 36-foot clear height, three drive-in bays, and is equipped with 65 levelers. The column spacing is 50 feet by 50 feet, and there are 65 exterior dock doors, including cross docks. The property provides 532 standard parking spaces and is fully equipped with central air and heating. It also includes fully functional docks with cross-dock loading capabilities and has 14,580 square feet of office space.

Survey Item 4 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
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Louisville International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 318000
Further Description * 11,143 to 32,396 SF of Industrial Space
* 13.77 AC Lot Size
* Built 1947
* Masonry Constructed
* EZ-1 Zoning
* 20' Clear Height
* 25 Drive-In Bays
* 17 Exterior Dock Doors
* 12 Levelers
* 250 Standard Parking Spaces
* Cross Docks

This property is situated on a 13.77-acre lot boasting its masonry construction and offers industrial spaces ranging from 11,143 to 32,396 square feet. It was constructed in 1947 and has a building size of 318,000 square feet subdivided into multiple spaces. The property is zoned EZ-1 and features a clear height of 20 feet, 25 drive-in bays, and 17 exterior dock doors available for convenient loading and unloading. The property is equipped with 12 levelers for easy access. Additionally, there are 250 standard parking spaces on site. It also has cross-docks, enabling efficient transportation and logistics operations.

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 Louisville Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Jeffersonville, New Albany, Clarksville, Shelbyville, Mount Washington, Shepherdsville, Sellersburg, Hillview, La Grange, & Charlestown.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Louisville 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 Lease Or Rent in Louisville, 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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