Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Commencement of Flint Hills Ventures, LLC’s Speculative Warehouse Project.

Manhattan, KS – Flint Hills Ventures, LLC (FHV) proudly announces the groundbreaking ceremony for its highly anticipated speculative warehouse project in Manhattan, KS. The ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, April 4th at 1pm at 1201 Kretschmer Drive (building location), signifies the commencement of construction on this state-ofthe-art facility.

Designed to meet the evolving needs of modern warehousing, the speculative warehouse project promises to set a new standard for industrial spaces in the region. Boasting 112,650 square feet of warehouse space, the facility will feature flexible configurations to accommodate a diverse range of industries and operational requirements for its tenants. BHS Construction is the General Contractor on the project, with architectural design consideration to Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture, and SMH Consultants leading the civil engineering.

“We are thrilled to break ground on this exciting project, which represents our commitment to delivering warehouse & industrial spaces that empower businesses to thrive and succeed,” said Blake Bauer, Partner in FHV. “With its strategic location, and modern industrial design, this speculative warehouse will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and innovation in Manhattan, KS”. The building will feature greater than 32 foot clear height throughout. It will be constructed with 10 truck docks, four drive-thru doors, and the ability to add more at the enduser’s discretion based on need.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be attended by key stakeholders, government officials, industry partners, and members of the local community, who will join FHV executives in celebrating this significant milestone. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the project’s features, timeline, and potential impact on the region’s economy.

“We are grateful for the support and collaboration of the City of Manhattan and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and their stakeholders as we embark on this project to bring our vision to life,” added Patrick Schutter, Partner in FHV. “This project is a result of the City of Manhattan economic development agreement approved by the City Commission on June 20, 2023. Together, we look forward to creating a dynamic commercial property that brings prosperity and growth to the Manhattan community.”

Construction is expected to be completed in December 2024.

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