Count on Plaza Commercial Real Estate agents to guide you toward the ideal Wichita location for your industrial property. Our brokerage works with clients who are buying, leasing and selling manufacturing facilities, warehouses and other industrial buildings.
Industrial real estate is a segment of commercial real estate that includes properties or facilities for production, manufacturing, storage, distribution or research and development.
Zoning laws differ slightly for commercial and retail zones compared with industrial property. When purchasing industrial real estate, it’s important to know whether the land or facility you’re considering is indeed zoned for industrial use. Your Plaza Commercial Real Estate agent can help ensure the property you’re considering has the appropriate zoning for your planned project.
You may have noticed that most cities tend to have industrial districts with multiple manufacturing businesses grouped together. Warehouse and manufacturing facilities are often located near major transportation routes like interstate highways, rail freight lines or waterways. Zoning also plays a role in where these districts are located.
Commercial zoning laws are generally geared toward ensuring businesses can serve their customers, while industrial zoning laws aim to allow adequate space for manufacturing while also protecting the environment and the surrounding residents.
For one, industrial zoning laws include restrictions on noise. Manufacturing and fabrication processes tend to be extremely loud, which could disturb people living, shopping or working nearby. This is another reason industrial buildings tend to be located near each other, rather than near retail centers or housing complexes.
The nature of many manufacturing processes can lead to environmental impacts erosion or pollution, so industrial zoning laws have stricter environmental regulations than commercial zoning laws.
Properties zoned for industrial use also typically have setbacks that place them further from the road than commercially zoned properties. This additional space between the property line and the road allows for an additional noise buffer and provides more room for drainage and utilities.
Manufacturing facilities often require a bigger footprint than commercial buildings, since they need room for production as well as storage of materials and finished products. Therefore, industrial zoning usually allows for larger lot sizes than commercial zoning.
With our central location within the continental United States and easy access to major railways and highways, Wichita is a prime location for industrial real estate growth. Contact a Plaza Commercial Real Estate agent today to find the ideal property for your business.
Contact Plaza Commercial Real Estate today to discuss your needs for buying, selling or leasing industrial property in the Wichita area.