Back in May, we posted on plans for a new build at 535 Exchange Street (future home of ROAR Logistics) heading to Planning Board.
Since that time, the design schematics have been reworked significantly. The new revised plan by Carmina Wood Morris (project architect and engineer) is inspired by the shipping and freight industry – the client, ROAR Logistics, is a third party logistics provider (3PL) and global freight forwarder.
According to Jonathan Morris, partner at Carmina Wood Morris, a previously unknown property easement caused the project to shift from a two story to a three story building. The footprint of the building is smaller, but the third floor gives ROAR Logistics more space to work with. The overall square footage increased from 12,020 to 14,900. Morris described it as a happy accident, since ROAR Logistics is expanding with additional employees and will utilize the added space for growth potential. As for the design, Morris said that the building is inspired by stacked shipping containers and will use corrugated metal as the skin.
Founded in 2003, ROAR Logistics offers Rail, Ocean, Air, and Road services to aid clients in the delivery of their products around the world. It has operations in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Pekin, IL and is a subsidiary of Rich Products Corporation. Bob Rich III is company president.