Blue Rock constructed a new 251,000-square-foot warehouse off Milnor Street in Philadelphia for Link Logistics. The 31-acre lot sits along the Delaware River with immediate access to Interstate 95.

The project includes a 2,200-square-foot fit-out for three offices, an IT closet, two restrooms, a janitor’s closet, a break area, and a central open office. There’s also a fire pump room and electrical room.

Building features include:

  • Clear height – 36’
  • Column Spacing – 52’ x 55’
  • Exterior Dock Doors – 56
  • Drive-in Doors – 2
  • Trailer parking – 52
  • Canopy at the main entrance
  • Clerestory windows and powered louvers

“Our Milnor Street Development was Link’s first development in Philadelphia. It was critical to partner with an experienced group who could help navigate the complexities that come with an infill development within the city. Blue Rock Construction delivered!

“As the saying goes ‘Don’t tell me how rough the seas are, just bring the ships in.’ When faced with delays in switchgear, Blue Rock was able to provide an alternative solution which kept our project on schedule and most importantly met the schedule demands of our tenant.

“Blue Rock Construction and Link will partner again in the future.”

Joseph Winning, Vice President Development, Link Logistics

The new warehouse not only includes immediate access to Interstate 95 but also a new entry to the Kensington and Tacony Trail.

As part of the project, Blue Rock constructed the newest connector of the K&T Trail. The trail extension starts at Princeton Avenue and ends in a cul-de-sac just before Cottman Avenue.

Once completed, the new half-mile paved trail will fill a critical gap toward completion of the trail network in Northeast Philadelphia with views of the Delaware River and New Jersey. Ultimately, the K&T Trail will connect to South Philadelphia via the City’s popular Delaware River Trail, according to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

Link Logistics donated nine acres to the city for use as part of the trail.