Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) Metro

Last Updated April 10, 2024

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Regarding distribution warehouses, where trailers must be constantly loaded and unloaded, opting for elevated docks is a good idea, especially if the warehouse is also at the same level as the docks. This feature becomes more prominent in the Twin Cities area: the Mississippi River creates swamps and tends to have constant flooding, which levees stop. However, sometimes 

the streets are flooded, as the volume of rainfall in Minnesota is higher than in other parts of the United States. Grade-level docks are not the best for these cases, while warehouses with Dock-High Loading Docks stay completely dry even if several inches of rain are on the street.

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.

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There are 14 surveys for Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent the Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) Metro Area available. Showing only the latest 12.

Survey Item 1 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Actual: 800
Total Square Feet
Actual: 7573
Further Description * 7,573 SF Building Size
* 2.99 AC Lot Size
* 1995 Built
* Metal Construction
* 800 SF office space
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 22 Exterior Dock Doors
* 25 Standard Parking Spaces
* lit trailer yard

This cross-dock facility spans 7,573 square feet and sits on a 2.99-acre lot, constructed in 1995 with durable metal materials. It features 800 square feet of dedicated office space, along with one drive-in bay and 22 exterior dock doors to facilitate efficient loading and unloading operations. Additionally, the property offers 25 standard parking spaces for staff and visitors. Moreover, the trailer yard is paved, fenced, and lit, enhancing security and convenience.

Survey Item 2 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 32
Total Square Feet
Actual: 195250
Further Description * 195,250 SF Building Size
* Divisible 26,000 SF
* 39.13 AC Lot Size
* Heavy Industria Zoning
* 2023 Built
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* Gas Heating
* 32' Clear Height
* 32’ Clear Height
* 50’ x 50’ Column Spacing
* 22 Exterior Dock Doors
* 7" Warehouse Floor
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 185’ Truck Court
* 149 Standard Parking Spaces
* Yard for Outdoor Storage

This property comprises a building spanning 195,250 square feet, with the option to divide into units as small as 26,000 square feet. Situated on a vast 39.13-acre lot, it is designated for heavy industrial use. Constructed in 2023, the building is equipped with an ESFR sprinkler system, ensuring comprehensive fire protection. Gas heating is installed to provide warmth during colder periods. The building boasts an impressive clear height of 32 feet and column spacing measuring 50 feet by 50 feet, allowing for efficient utilization of space. Access is provided through 22 exterior dock doors and two drive-in bays, facilitating seamless loading and unloading operations. Furthermore, the property offers 149 standard parking spaces for tenants and visitors. Additionally, there are 2.41 acres of outside storage space, providing ample room for various storage needs.

Survey Item 3 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Near Vietnam Veterans Bypass
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 30225
Further Description * 30,225 SF Building Size
* 5,557 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 1.90 AC Lot Size
* IG Zoning
* Built 1985
* Metal Construction
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Power Supply Amps: 200-600
* Electric Heating
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* 25 Standard Parking Spaces

The property consists of a building covering 30,225 square feet with multi-tenancy options. Situated on a 1.90-acre lot, it is zoned as IG (Industrial General) and was constructed in 1985 using metal materials. Equipped with a wet sprinkler system for safety, the building offers a versatile power supply ranging from 200 to 600 amps. Heating is provided by electric means. Ceiling heights vary between 14 and 20 feet, accommodating various operational needs. Spaces have their own entry door, roll-up door, dock-height door, and restroom facilities. Additionally, ample parking spaces are available on-site, ensuring convenience for tenants and visitors alike.

Survey Item 4 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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5 miles from I-65
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between Rangeline Road and Highway 90
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2400
Total Square Feet
Actual: 25000
Further Description * 25,000 SF Building Size
* 2.00 AC Lot Size
* Built 2024
* Metal Construction
* 2,400 SF office space
* 24’ Clear Height
* dock high and drive in doors available

The property features a building spanning 25,000 square feet, which can be divided into approximately 10,000 square feet and 15,000 square feet units. Situated on a 2.00-acre lot, it was constructed in 2024 using metal materials. Within the building, there is a total of 2,400 square feet allocated for office space. With a comfortable 24-foot clear height, the property offers ample vertical space for various operations. Logistics are facilitated by both dock-high and drive-in doors, providing convenient access for loading and unloading operations.

Survey Item 5 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 21
Total Square Feet
Actual: 126600
Further Description * 126,600 SF Building Size
* 56,141 SF Industrial Space Available
* 15.00 AC Lot Size
* 1960 Built
* Masonry Construction
* 21’ Clear Height
* 28’ x 60’ Column Spacing
* 80 Standard Parking Spaces
* 15 Exterior Dock Doors
* 1 Interior Dock Doors
* 15 Exterior Dock Doors
* Amps: 1,200 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Power Supply

Covering a building size of 126,600 square feet and featuring a multi-tenancy setup, this property is situated on a substantial 15.00-acre lot. Constructed in 1960 with durable masonry construction, the building provides a comfortable 21-foot clear height. Within the property, there is 56,141 square feet of industrial space available, and it is thoughtfully designed with 11 dock-high doors for efficient loading and unloading operations. The power supply is robust, with 1,200 amps, 480 volts, a three-phase configuration, ensuring ample electrical capacity for diverse requirements. Furthermore, the property offers convenient parking with 80 standard parking spaces.

Survey Item 6 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 374046
Further Description * 374,046 SF Building Size
* 14,363 SF Flex Space Available
* 11.61 AC Lot Size
* I-2 - Heavy Industrial Zone Zoning
* 1955 Built
* Masonry Construction
* 18' Clear Height
* Wet Sprinkler System
* 19 Exterior Dock Doors
* 175 Standard Parking Spaces

This multi-tenancy facility encompasses a generous building size of 374,046 square feet with an available 14,363 square feet of flex space. Situated on an 11.61-acre lot, the property was constructed in 1955 with sturdy masonry construction, offering a reliable and durable structure. The facility provides a comfortable 18-foot clear height and is equipped with a wet sprinkler system for enhanced safety measures. Logistics are efficiently managed with the presence of 19 exterior dock doors. Additionally, the property offers ample parking space with 175 standard parking spaces, catering to the needs of tenants and visitors alike.

Survey Item 7 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease,Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Cargill AgHorizons
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 14
Total Square Feet
Actual: 16524
Price in $
Actual: 1950000
Further Description * 16,524 SF Building Area
* 7.51 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1982 / Renovated 2020
* Sale - Owner User
* 14' Clear Height
* Floor Drains
* Storage Space
* Lighting
* Gas Heating
* Natural Gas
* Air Conditioning
* City Water & Sewer
* 3.03/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 3 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 5 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property occupies a lot of 7.51 acres and boasts a total area of 16,524 square feet. The building is a one-story structure originally constructed in 1982 and renovated in 2020. It falls under the classification of a Class C facility and provides a parking ratio of 3.03 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It features a clear height of 14 feet, three dock-high doors, grade-level doors, floor drains, storage space, air conditioning, lighting, city water and sewer connections, gas heating supplied by natural gas, and an outdoor yard area.

Survey Item 8 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
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Target Field Station Commuter Rail
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I-35E
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I-35W
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I-94
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Highway 280
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 468267
Further Description * 40,000-140,711 SF Industrial Space
* 24.18 AC Lot Size
* Built 1955
* Masonry Constructed
* I2 - Industrial Zoning
* 20’ Clear Height
* 33 Levelers
* 5 Drive-In Bays
* 40’ x 20’ Column Spacing
* 36 Exterior Dock Doors
* 468,267 SF Building Size
* 415 Standard Parking Spaces
* Amps: 800 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This property is situated on a 24.18-acre lot, and its building covers an area of 468,267 square feet. Construction took place in 1955, using masonry materials. The premises are in compliance with I2 zoning stipulations and have the following features: an 800-amp power supply with 480 volts and three-phase capability, a clear height of 20 feet, column spacing measuring 40 feet by 20 feet, five drive-in bays, 36 exterior dock doors, 33 levelers, and a total of 415 standard parking spaces. Additionally, it boasts a substantial power capacity.

Survey Item 9 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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I-494
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 68303
Further Description * 15,927 SF Flex Space
* 7.45 AC Lot Size
* Built 1988
* 2 Levelers
* PUD Zoning
* End cap space
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* Heavy parking ratio
* Masonry Constructed
* 3 Exterior Dock Doors
* 68,303 SF Building Size
* Central Air and Heating
* 253 Standard Parking Spaces
* Great glass and high ceilings

This property is situated on a 7.45-acre lot that was constructed in 1988 with a total building size of 68,303 square feet, subdivided into considerable units. The facility offers 15,927 square feet of flex space. Constructed using masonry and adheres to the regulations set forth by PUD zoning. It features 2 drive-in bays, 2 levelers to assist with loading and unloading, and 3 exterior dock doors for versatile access. There are 253 standard parking spaces available, along with a generous parking ratio. The space is designed with impressive glass and high ceilings, particularly suitable for an end cap unit. Central air and heating provide climate control, and it offers both dock and drive-in loading options for convenience.

Survey Item 10 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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highway 62 and Interstate 494
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Total Square Feet
Actual: 94435
Further Description * 26,407 SF Space
* 8.39 AC Lot Size
* Built 1984 / Renovated 2004
* CCTV
* 2 Levelers
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 16' Clear Height
* Commercial Zoning
* Masonry Constructed
* 3 Exterior Dock Doors
* 94,435 SF Building Size
* Central Air Conditioning
* 107 Standard Parking Spaces
* Amps: 1,600 Volts: 480 Power Supply

This property on an 8.39-acre site was originally built in 1984 and remodeled in 2004. The masonry adds to the building's sturdiness and endurance, with a total building area of 94,435 SF subdivided into multiple units. The facility offers 26,407 square feet of space, which is available under commercial zoning. It is equipped with a power supply of 1,600 amps at 480 volts, a 16-foot clear height, and features 3 exterior dock doors along with 3 drive-in bays for accessibility. Additionally, there are two levelers to facilitate loading and unloading operations. The property has 107 standard parking spaces and includes central air conditioning and a CCTV system for added security.

Survey Item 11 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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I-94, Hwy 169 and County Road 81
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2814
Total Square Feet
Actual: 59840
Further Description * 26,027 SF Flex Space
* 4.84 AC Lot Size
* Built 1997
* I-1 Zoning
* Heavy parking
* 1 Drive-In Bays
* 18' Clear Height
* Dock high loading
* Abundant glass line
* 2,814 SF office space
* Masonry Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* 9 Exterior Dock Doors
* 160 Standard Parking Spaces
* Amps: 400 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This property encompasses a lot size of 4.84 acres and a building size of 59,840 square feet, which are effectively divided into usable spaces. The facility offers a total of 26,027 square feet of flex space. Constructed in 1997 with sturdy masonry construction, this establishment adheres to the guidelines of I-1 zoning. The property incorporates a wet sprinkler system for safety, and the power supply has 400 amps, 480 volts, and 3-phase capability. It features a clear height of 18 feet, nine exterior dock doors, and one drive-in bay. It has ample parking convenience, with a provision of 160 standard parking spaces. Furthermore, it has high dock loading options and boasts an abundant glass line for enhanced aesthetics and natural light. It includes extensive parking provisions and accommodates heavy parking requirements. Additionally, within the premises, there is a spacious 2,814-square-foot office space.

Survey Item 12 of 14 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-35E and I-94
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4675
Total Square Feet
Actual: 67592
Further Description * 5,693 SF Industrial Space
* 6.08 AC Lot Size
* Built 2006
* I-1 Zoning
* 8 Drive-In Bays
* 18' Clear Height
* 4,675 SF office space
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 129 Standard Parking Spaces
* Amps: 2,000 Volts: 480 Power Supply

This property was constructed in 2006 under I-1 zoning. It has a total building size of 67,592 square feet and is erected on a lot with a size of 6.08 acres. The facility is subdivided into multiple units and offers 5,693 square feet of industrial space. It is equipped with an ESFR sprinkler system for enhanced fire protection, and the power supply is robust, boasting 2,000 amps and 480 volts. It features a clear height of 18 feet and eight drive-in bays. The property also provides ample parking options, with a total of 129 standard parking spaces. Moreover, the facility includes a spacious 4,675-square-foot 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 Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Minneapolis, Lakeville, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, Minnetonka, Shakopee, Cottage Grove, Inver Grove Heights, Andover, & Savage.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) 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 Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP), 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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