Flinn Ferguson Cresa was engaged by Wheel Mart in October 2020 to evaluate whether to renew and expand their existing facility in Tukwila, or relocate and expand further south. A study of Wheel Mart’s distribution channels and employment attrition potential resulted in the conclusion that moving up to 15 miles south of Tukwila was viable. Moving south beyond the I 5 / SR 7 interchange in Tacoma lacked viability because of fluctuations in traffic volume, which eliminated Lakewood as a solution. Wheel Mart ultimately elected to relocate to a 42,579 SF facility in Pacific, which resulted in 12% savings in total occupancy costs over the 7-year term. Their new facility in Pacific was constructed in 2020. Their pre-existing facility in Tukwila was constructed in the 70’s. Wheel Mart gained 6’ of clear height (30’ total), 4 additional docks, 1,500 SF of BTS office, and outdoor fenced storage.
Location | Pacific Logistics North Space | 45,000 SF Project Goal | Relocation & Expansion