Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - St. Louis Metro

Last Updated April 28, 2024

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The distribution business has exact timing: more and more Americans prefer to receive their packages just a day or a few hours after pressing the buy button. A key feature when looking for distribution warehouses is the Dock-High loading dock. Unlike ground and Grade-Level docks, these elevated docks balance the elevation between the truck trailer and the warehouse. If the warehouse is also elevated, loading and unloading goods will take less time. In addition, properties with these types of docks do not run the risk of flooding. You can buy or lease a property of this type in or around St. Louis.

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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Survey Item 1 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Keyword Selection
Highway 19
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 60
Total Square Feet
Actual: 1230930
Further Description * 1,230,930 SF Building Size
* 103,125 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 81.23 AC Lot Size
* Industrial Zoning
* Built 1946 / Renovated 2022
* Metal Construction
* 60' Ceilings
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 4 Interior Dock Doors
* 500 Standard Parking Spaces
* Crane and Rail Available

This property comprises a building spanning 1,230,930 square feet and is designed for multi-tenancy, situated on a vast 81.23-acre lot zoned for industrial use. Originally constructed in 1946, it underwent renovations in 2022 to ensure modern functionality. Constructed with durable metal materials, the building offers longevity and strength. Within its premises, there are warehouse spaces ranging from 42,500 square feet to 103,125 square feet, equipped with cranes and rail access for efficient logistics operations. The building boasts towering ceilings at 60 feet high, providing ample vertical space for storage and operations. Additionally, it features one drive-in bay and four interior dock doors, facilitating convenient loading and unloading of goods.

Survey Item 2 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 129400
Further Description * 129,400 SF Building Size
* 14,000 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 8.88 AC Lot Size
* FPNU Zoning
* Built 2001
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 1,000 SF Office Space
* 24’ Clear Height
* 40' x 40' column spacing
* Docks Hing Loading
* Ample Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Construction

The building encompasses 129,400 square feet and offers multi-tenancy options. Currently, there are 14,000 square feet of industrial space available, accompanied by 1,000 square feet designated for office use. Situated on an expansive 8.88-acre lot, it is zoned as FPNU and was constructed in 2001 using reinforced concrete materials. For safety, it is equipped with an ESFR sprinkler system. The building boasts a clear height of 24 feet and features a column spacing of 40 feet by 40 feet, optimizing interior layout possibilities and access facilitated by three loading docks.

Survey Item 3 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Burlington Northern Rail Road spur, 3-5 acres
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Office Square Feet
Actual: 10000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 261299
Further Description * 261,299 SF Building Size
* 94,107 SF Industrial Space Available
* 17.10 AC Lot Size
* J Zoning
* Built 1967
* Masonry Construction
* 16' Clear Height
* 30’ x 30’ Column Spacing
* 10,000 SF office space
* Power Supply Amps: 2,500
* Wet Sprinkler System
* New LED lighting
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 17 Levelers
* 17 Exterior Dock Doors
* 433 Standard Parking Spaces

This property boasts a building size of 261,299 square feet with a multi-tenancy layout. Originally constructed in 1967, the facility aligns with J-zoning regulations, allowing for versatile industrial applications. The building features a clear height of 16 feet and a column spacing of 30 feet by 30 feet, providing a well-designed and spacious interior. With a total of 10,000 square feet dedicated to office space, the property caters to administrative and operational needs. The power supply is robust at 2,500 amps, ensuring ample electrical capacity to support various industrial activities within the facility. Safety is a priority with a wet sprinkler system in place, and recent improvements include upgraded LED lighting, enhanced visibility, and energy efficiency. The property is well-equipped for efficient loading and unloading operations, featuring 17 exterior dock doors, 2 drive-in bays, and 17 levelers. Additionally, it offers an extensive parking provision with 433 standard parking spaces, accommodating the needs of tenants, employees, and visitors.

Survey Item 4 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Total Square Feet
Actual: 52573
Further Description * 52,573 SF Building Size
* 3,760 SF of Flex Space Available
* 3.83 AC Lot Size
* M1 Zoning
* 1974/2000 Built/Renovated
* Masonry Construction
* 16' Clear Height
* Power Supply Amps: 120
* Heating Gas
* Water County
* 11 Exterior Dock Doors
* 7 Drive-In Bays
* 161 Standard Parking Spaces

This property features a building size of 52,573 square feet with multi-tenancy options. Originally constructed in 1974 and renovated in 2000, the facility aligns with M1 zoning regulations, ensuring compatibility with a range of industrial uses. The building stands out with a clear height of 16 feet and durable masonry construction, providing a robust framework for various operations. The power supply is configured at 120 amps, offering ample electrical support for diverse activities within the property. Heating is efficiently handled through a gas system, contributing to a comfortable and conducive working environment. Additionally, the property is serviced by county water, meeting essential utility requirements. Featuring 11 exterior dock doors and 7 drive-in bays, the facility is designed to streamline loading and unloading processes, enhancing operational efficiency. The property offers a generous parking provision, with 161 standard parking spaces available to cater to the needs of tenants, employees, and visitors.

Survey Item 5 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Keyword Selection
I-70 & I-170
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 23774
Further Description * 23,774 SF Building Size
* 3,450 SF Flex Space Available
* 1.83 AC Lot Size
* F Zoning
* Built 1988
* Masonry Construction
* 18' Clear Height
* 7 Exterior Dock Doors
* 6 Levelers
* 48 Standard Parking Spaces

Situated on an expansive 1.83-acre parcel, this property showcases a 23,774-square-foot building, crafted with enduring masonry in 1988. Zoned under F Zoning, it embraces a multi-tenancy design tailored to meet the varied needs of businesses. Demonstrating a keen awareness of contemporary business needs, the property presents a 3,450-square-foot flex space, offering a versatile environment for tenants. Within this space, there's a dedicated 1,380-square-foot area allocated for offices, establishing a practical and professional workspace within an industrial context. Enhancing operational efficiency, it is equipped with a dock-high door, streamlining loading and unloading processes. The clear 18-foot height adds valuable vertical space, accommodating a diverse range of industrial activities. Additionally, it guarantees convenience through the provision of 48 standard parking spaces, underscoring its dedication to functionality and easily accessible amenities.

Survey Item 6 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Interstate 44
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 14
Total Square Feet
Actual: 21652
Further Description * 21,652 SF Building Size
* 3,126 SF Flex Space Available
* 3.77 AC Lot Size
* J-1 Zoning
* Built 1979
* Masonry Construction
* 14' Clear Height
* 1 Dock high loading
* 25% to 60% office space build-out

Situated on an expansive 3.77-acre parcel, this property showcases a 21,652-square-foot building, crafted with enduring masonry in 1979. Zoned under J-1 zoning, it exemplifies adaptability and versatility, featuring a multi-tenancy design. Currently, 3,126 square feet are available, presenting a flexible space for tenants with end-cap configurations that offer distinctive visibility and accessibility advantages. The property is meticulously designed for versatility, allowing for a personalized office space build-out ranging from 25% to 60%, tailored to the specific needs of tenants. The available space incorporates a dock-high loading facility, strategically designed to facilitate seamless loading and unloading operations. Boasting a clear ceiling height of 14 feet, the space provides ample vertical clearance, accommodating a diverse range of industrial activities. Furthermore, the dock can be ramped up to enhance accessibility, ensuring businesses can efficiently manage their logistical operations.

Survey Item 7 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Illinois Route 3
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Keyword Selection
Port Harbor Railroad
Keyword Selection
North of downtown St. Louis
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 26
Total Square Feet
Actual: 216000
Further Description * 86,400 SF of Industrial Space
* Built 1948
* Masonry Constructed
* Dry Sprinkler System
* City Water & Sewer
* Natural Gas
* Amps: 2,000 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Power Supply
* M-3 - Heavy Industrial Zoning
* 26' Clear Height
* 5 Exterior Dock Doors
* 50 Standard Parking Spaces
* Cross Docks
* 6 Class-I railroads

The property features a total building size of 216,000 square feet, constructed with masonry, and was built in 1948. The facility has multiple occupancies and currently offers 86,400 square feet of industrial space. It is equipped with a dry sprinkler system for fire safety and is connected to both city water and sewer services. It also has access to natural gas and a power supply capacity of 2,000 amps and a voltage of 480 in a 3-phase system. The property is zoned M-3-H, indicating heavy industrial use is permitted. It features a clear height of 26 feet and five exterior dock doors available for convenient loading and unloading of goods. Additionally, there are 50 standard parking spaces on site. The property has cross docks, which allow for efficient transportation and logistics operations. It is also conveniently near six Class-I railroads for additional transportation options.

Survey Item 8 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Keyword Selection
South of Page Ave.
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 17
Total Square Feet
Actual: 48797
Further Description * 32,365 SF Industrial Space
* 3.96 AC Lot Size
* Built 1985
* M-3 Zoning
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 17' Clear Height
* Masonry Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* 7 Exterior Dock Doors
* 170 Standard Parking Spaces

This property sits on a 3.96-acre lot and boasts a building size of 48,797 square feet, which is divided into multiple units. Constructed in 1985, the structure currently provides 32,365 square feet of space, which falls under the M-3 zoning regulations. This facility features a wet sprinkler system, a clearance height of 17 feet, seven exterior dock doors, one drive-in bay, and a total of 170 standard parking spaces.

Survey Item 9 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 34
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 247303
Further Description * 13,918 SF Industrial Space
* 10.64 AC Lot Size
* Built 1971
* M1 Zoning
* 16 levelers
* Heavy Power
* 6 drive-in bays
* 34' clear height
* 130’ Truck Court
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Masonry Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* 1,000 SF Office Space
* 30 exterior dock doors
* 25’ x 35’ column spacing
* 200 standard parking spaces
* Amps: 1,000 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This property is situated on a 10.64-acre lot and was expertly built in 1971 using robust masonry construction. It has a total area of 247,303 square feet, is subdivided into five units, and currently offers 13,918 square feet of industrial space. It falls under M1 zoning regulations, has a 130-foot truck court, and is equipped with a wet sprinkler system. Illumination is provided through fluorescent lighting. The power supply has 1,000 amps with a 3-phase setup. It features a clearance of 34 feet, 30 dock doors, and 6 drive-in bays, complemented by 16 levelers to facilitate efficient loading. The parking area is expansive, accommodating 200 standard vehicles. The column spacing measures 25 feet by 35 feet, enhancing the property's layout. A robust power infrastructure is in place, and the property also includes a 1,000-square-foot office space.

Survey Item 10 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Keyword Selection
Hwy 70
Keyword Selection
Hwy 64
Keyword Selection
Hwy 44
Keyword Selection
Hwy 55
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Office Square Feet
Actual: 10000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 460000
Further Description * 460,000 SF Building Size
* 13.00 AC Lot Size
* 10,000 SF Office Space
* Built 1954
* Renovated 2013
* Masonry Constructed
* B Zoning
* Central Air Conditioning
* 18' Clear Height
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 18 Levelers
* 45’ x 45’ Column Spacing
* 18 Exterior Dock Doors

This is a 460,000 SF industrial building on a 13.00-acre lot that was built in 1954 using masonry and renovated in 2013. It has an 18' clear height, 45' x 45' column spacing, two drive-in bays, 18 exterior dock doors, and 18 levelers. Also includes 10,000 SF of dedicated office space.

Survey Item 11 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease,Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Keyword Selection
I-64
Keyword Selection
I-70
Keyword Selection
I-55
Keyword Selection
I-255
Property Descriptions
Price in $
Actual: 18792000
Office Square Feet
Actual: 9400
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 25
Total Square Feet
Actual: 250560
Further Description * $18,792,000
* $75 Price Per SF
* 250,560 SF Building Size
* 20.30 AC Lot Size
* Built 1999
* 1 Storey
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Lighting Sodium
* City Water & Sewer
* Heating Gas
* Gas Natural
* Clear Height 25’
* Column Spacing 40’ x 60’
* Warehouse Floor 8”
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 13 Exterior Dock Doors
* 221 Standard Parking Spaces
* Heavy Power
* Building Class A

A 250,560 SF building with a total lot of 20.30 AC was constructed in 1999. It has a clear height of 25', column spacing of 40' x 60', a warehouse floor of 8", 2 drive-in bays, 13 exterior dock doors, and 221 standard parking spaces. The power supply has 19,000 amps. It has 9,400 SF of office space and 10,000 SF of A/C tech space.

Section A: 210,560 SF available January 1, 2023
- 9,400 SF Office Space
- 10,000 SF A/C Tech Space
Section B: 40,000 SF available January 1, 2024
Total Taxes & Operating Expenses - $373,334
$1.49 Annual Per SF

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 St. Louis Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Florissant, Chesterfield, Belleville, Wentzville, Ballwin, Granite City, Maryland Heights, Alton, Hazelwood, & Edwardsville.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our St. Louis 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 St. Louis, 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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Our job is to find a selection of Dock High Warehouses for Lease Or Rent in the St. Louis Metro using all public and private information services along with our shoe leather and connections. This identification process is without financial obligation to you. Brokers make their money at closing, and these commissions are generally included in the lease and purchase price. To make contact with us, please use our chat widget at the bottom right of your screen, call the number at the top right of your screen, or go to our form page to send us your contact information and a summary of your requirement. For more information about our St. Louis Area Affiliate, and more about what we do for you, please visit our St. Louis Metro Area.

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