Where does Henry County rank in Atlanta Industrial Space?

Photo of tractor trailer on state route 155 in Luella (Georgia DOT photo)
(Georgia DOT photo)

Henry County, and Atlanta as a whole, serve as a major distribution hub. But how does the available space in Henry County compare to the rest of the metro? Take a look at the freight clusters across Atlanta.

The Atlanta Regional Commission is presently updating their regional freight plan. The update, scheduled to be complete in 2024, considers freight policies and recommendations for the metro Atlanta area.

Atlanta Industrial Freight Clusters

The ARC recently shared an analysis of the overall industrial space. They group industrial buildings into “freight clusters.” A freight cluster is an identifiable geographic area with a concentration of industrial buildings. For example, state route 155 and south Henry County is an identified freight cluster.

Altogether, the ARC identifies ten major freight cluster areas in metro Atlanta. There are also a number of emerging industrial areas throughout the region.

The Henry County freight cluster presently has 48 million square feet of industrial space. The largest, Fulton Industrial Blvd, has 107.6 MSF of space. Gwinnett County similarly has a large concentration of space. Clusters in Gwinnett County total 166.3 MSF. Below is the full list.

  1. Fulton Industrial Blvd – 107.6 Million Square Feet
  2. North Gwinnett / I-85 / SR 316 – 73.3 MSF
  3. Southwest Gwinnett / I-85 – 72.1 MSF
  4. South Fulton County / I-85 South – 58 MSF
  5. Henry County / I-75 South – 48.5 MSF
  6. Airport / Northwest Clayton County – 43.7 MSF
  7. Conyers / Covington / I-20 – 29.1 MSF
  8. I-675 / Fort Gillem – 21.3 MSF
  9. Tucker / Mountain Industrial Blvd – 21 MSF
  10. Southlake / Jonesboro Road (SR 54) – 8.9 MSF

In addition to the freight clusters above, there are 19 other emerging areas with distribution space. They include both Griffin and I-75 exit 205 / Butts County. Over 30 million square feet has been proposed on the Georgia 16 corridor. There are a handful of buildings complete now with others to follow.

A presentation on the region’s industrial freight clusters is on the Atlanta Regional Commission website.

Featured image shows a tractor-trailer on state route 155. Georgia DOT photo.

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Clayton Carte is the founder and owner of MHF News. He founded the site in 2017 to highlight transportation projects. Over time, he began covering other topics like new development so residents can best know what’s happening in our community.