Rickenbacker Cold Storage Logistics Center

2099 John Glenn Avenue

In 2022, Crawford Hoying developed the Rickenbacker Cold Storage Logistics Center located at 2099 Wright Brothers Avenue, adjacent to the Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. The Rickenbacker Cold Storage Logistics Center is the first speculative freezer facility built in Ohio in a generation.

Crawford Hoying developed this capital-intensive project in an effort to provide the Columbus region with a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient offering that could compete on a national level to attract critical cold-chain end users to the market. After a regional search, major food manufacturer Premium Brands Holding Corporation selected the building to serve its existing international network of SK Food Group manufacturing facilities located across the US and Canada. The building’s advanced energy-saving features and its comprehensive approach to meeting the highly specialized functional and operation needs of food-grade cold storage users were important factors in the selection.

The building’s 50-foot clear height provides more than 6 million cubic feet of freezer space that can be maintained at temperatures as low as 10 degrees below zero. This project includes a green refrigeration system, a specialized high efficiency building envelope with heated floor, and a massive fire suppression system complete with a 300,000-gallon water tank.

Project Details

159,700 sq. ft.
41,000 sq. ft.
Key Tenants
31 doors
108 spaces
20 spaces