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Urban Outfitters Opts for KC to Build Omni-Channel Warehouse

Urban Outfitters selected the Kansas City region for its new 880,000-square-foot omni-channel distribution center. The facility will be located on ancillary land at the Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County, KS.

The Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters will create up to 2,000 new jobs and approximately $350 million in capital investment in Kansas City, KS over the next several years.

Founded in 1970, the retailer plans to begin construction this fall, and expects to be operational in early 2022. The company cited Kansas City’s central location as critical to its distribution network.

The new facility will enable the company “to support continued digital growth at all our brands,” said chief development officer David Ziel.

“Urban Outfitters’ selection of Kansas City is significant, and our region’s central location, robust infrastructure and access to a skilled workforce position the company for continued growth,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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