Rowan’s Most Competitive and Desirable Business Locations
Rowan County offers office, industrial and land choices in master-planned business parks or in urban and green field settings. Rowan County has all classes of office and industrial properties, plus land in infill and outlying locations.
A selection of premier real estate options are listed below. For a full listing of available properties, visit the Property Search page here.
The Rowan EDC staff can produce a customized real estate package compiling data and figures from our real-time database and inside knowledge of available properties as part of a comprehensive site selection proposal. For more information on the sites and buildings listed or other growth opportunities in Rowan County, contact Scott Shelton, Vice President, at 704.637.5526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I-85 Commerce Center
Scheduled for completion in July 2022, the I-85 Commerce Center building is available for lease. With near immediate access to Interstate 85 (Exit 70-Webb Road), this Class A distribution center is built to the highest industrial standards. This facility offers 676,000 SF of space with a 40-foot clear height ceiling and 50’ x 56’ x 60’ speed bays. Up to 150 docks can also be accommodated.
The I-85 Commerce Center is located less than 4 miles from the Mid Carolina Regional Airport and within an hour’s drive of both the Charlotte-Douglas International and Piedmont Triad International airports.
Lakeshore Corporate Park
The new Lakeshore Corporate Park in Kannapolis will offer three new Class A industrial buildings for lease in 2023. The buildings will feature 32-foot clear ceilings and will range from 128,750 to 294,500 square feet in size. Adjacent to Interstate 85 (Exit 63-Lane Street), Lakeshore Corporate Park offers excellent interstate visibility and access.
Lakeshore Business Park is 15 minutes from the Mid Carolina Regional Airport and is an approximately 30-minute drive from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. It is also an hour’s drive from the Piedmont Triad International airport in Greensboro.
Located along Rowan County’s newest Interstate 85 exit (Old Beatty Ford Road – Exit 65), the new Overlook 85 development offers speculative / build-to-suit opportunities in fast-growing Kannapolis. The first building will be approximately 730,000 SF. Future buildings can range from 100,000 to 1.2 million SF.
Overlook 85 is 10 minutes from the Mid Carolina Regional Airport and is an approximately 30-minute drive from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. It is also an hour’s drive from the Piedmont Triad International airport in Greensboro.
Located in the Town of Cleveland in West Rowan County, the Brown site offers 141 acres and is located 10 miles from Interstate 77, 12.5 miles from Interstate 40 and 15 miles from Interstate 85, with frontage along US 70. All major utilities are available to the site, which can accommodate buildings up to 1.12 million square feet. There is also a 40-acre adjacent tract that could potentially be added that would allow for up to a 1.82 million square foot facility on the property.
Cleveland is known for it’s picturesque landscapes and charming lifestyle. Cleveland is strategically located within close proximity to two cities and two of the largest municipalities in North Carolina’s Piedmont region. 3.5 million people live within a 50-mile radius of Cleveland.
The community offers access to the amenities of the city: restaurants, shops, and theaters, with the charm of small-town living, abundant acreage for equestrian and cattle ranches, and active outdoor actives such as hunting or fishing, hiking or biking.
The Brown site is located across from a Daimler Truck North America facility where brands such as Freightliner and Western Star Class-8 trucks are manufactured. It offers an ideal location for automotive suppliers and other related businesses. A recent participant in the Duke Energy Site Readiness Program, the Brown Site is aggressively priced. For more information, click here for a video overview or here for a property brochure.
Granite Industrial Park
Granite Quarry, NC
The Granite Industrial Park is Rowan County’s newest edition to a growing inventory of sites and buildings. The park contains approximately 38 acres of available County-owned land. An adjacent 17 acres of publicly owned land is also available. There is also a graded pad in the park owned by a private developer that is permitted for a 100,000 SF build-to-suit opportunity.
Granite Industrial Park is located approximately 1.3 miles from Interstate 85, directly accessible via Heilig / Julian Road. The park is serviced by Chamandy Drive, which is a recently constructed industrial grade access road. Water, sewer, natural gas, and power are plentiful and affordable. Land pricing is negotiable.
With excellent access to Interstate 85 while situated in a growing community, Granite Industrial Park is an attractive location for manufacturing and distribution operations. For more information on Granite Industrial Park or other growth opportunities in Rowan County, contact Scott Shelton, Vice President, at 704.637.5526 or email@example.com.
Wallace Business Park
Looking for a rail-served site in southern Rowan County? The Wallace Business Park is 25 acres and offers over 1,400 feet of frontage along the North Carolina Railroad. Adjacent to US 29-A, the site is approximately 3 miles from Interstate 85 (Exit 65 – Old Beatty Ford Road) with all major utilities at the property. A 2020 ElectriCities Smart Sites participant, multiple due diligence reports have been completed on the site and are available upon request. The Wallace Business Park is available for sale at $1,675,000.
Mid-South Industrial Park
The Mid-South Industrial Park is an exceptional building in both size and the level of supporting infrastructure in place. It offers up to 900,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space. The building features 30-foot ceilings, rail provided by Norfolk Southern, a 2.3 MGD wastewater treatment plant and 97 mw electric availability from a Duke Energy substation on site. The space can be utilized by a single tenant or divided for multi-tenant use.
Conceptual plans for the site suggest an eco-friendly industrial park concept that provides enhanced environmental and economic performance through collaboration in managing environmental and resource issues, including energy, water, and materials.
East Spencer, NC
The Enterprise Center, located near East Spencer, is over 80 acres of prime land ready for light industrial, service, commercial or mixed-use development. Adjacent to Interstate 85, just off of Andrews Street at exit 79, the Enterprise Center offers excellent interstate visibility and access and is also within 35 miles of Interstate 40 & 77.
A former Duke Site Readiness Program participant, the Enterprise Center has generally a flat topography and is available for sale at $40,000 per acre. Property located less than 9 miles from the Rowan County Airport and within an hour’s drive of both the Charlotte-Douglas International and Piedmont Triad International airports.
Need a rail-served site? The Lambe-Fisher Site is 98 acres, located directly adjacent to I-85 and Norfolk Southern’s Rail line. Water, sewer, natural gas and power are available, plentiful and affordable. Less than 2 miles from Interstate 85 (Exit 81 – Long Ferry Road), Lambe-Fisher is aggressively priced at $1.2 million.
Long Ferry Road Site
Needing proximity to I-85? Rowan County’s Long Ferry Road Site offers 143 acres and is located on Long Ferry Road only 1 mile from exit 81 on I-85.
Water is available and the site is approximately 1 mile from the new sewer line supplying services to the the area. The Long Ferry Road Site is also less than a half mile from Chewy’s 700,000 square foot E-commerce center which will open in mid-2020.
With excellent transportation accessibility, this site is perfect for suppliers, warehousing and other related businesses. The site is located 10 miles from the Mid Carolina Regional Airport and within an hour drive of the Charlotte-Douglas International and Piedmont Triad International Airports. The Long Ferry Road Site is aggressively priced at $37,000 per acre.
For more information on the Long Ferry Road Site or other growth opportunities in Rowan County, contact Scott Shelton, Vice President, at 704.637.5526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.