KCH Transportation To Open Its Largest Office At King Street Station

  • Thursday, July 21, 2022

KCH Transportation, a Southeast-based logistics company with a Chattanooga hub, will be the largest and last tenant to fill King Street Station as Urban Story Ventures returns the property to its highest and best use. The real estate development group acquired King Street Station, a historic building which was once used for cold storage, in 2019 and began its revitalization.

While experiencing rapid growth, KCH Transportation is relocating from its previous location on Broad Street. The new office location with surrounding amenities is attractive to their growing team and will provide more open space for KCH to operate at a high level, said officials.

“We're really excited about what's happening at KCH and all the opportunities at hand,” said KCH President Jason Whitten. “We’re currently experiencing a more than 300 percent increase in volume, requiring our need to meet the demand with additional team members, and this space provides us the opportunity to operate more efficiently and cultivate more streamlined processes.”

With the amount of square footage available to accommodate an emerging business, filling the space with a growing logistics company like KCH made a great fit for Urban Story Ventures. Chattanooga is home to some of the top logistics companies in the U.S. and is the second-largest city for logistics, as KCH positions itself to top those categories. The real estate firm continues to welcome key industry players to its commercial spaces in “Freight Alley.”

“KCH is growing rapidly, and we’re happy King Street Station is the right fit for supporting their growth,” said Megan Freeman, senior leasing agent at Urban Story Ventures. “We can really see this development impacting their business in a positive way.”

King Street Station currently hosts a variety of tenants in the restaurant, brewery, health care technology, and event services sectors.

“The addition of KCH is complementary to our diverse group of tenants in the building, and we’re looking forward to welcoming their team to this vibrant and active area of downtown Chattanooga,” said Ms. Freeman.

The space is in a growing and walkable part of downtown. The Moxy Hotel nearby is an added benefit for KCH and other King Street Station tenants, providing conference rooms and space for out-of-town business guests to stay close by and even meet on site.

Chattanooga’s moniker as the Gig City is part of the draw for companies like KCH.

"With KCH being culture and technology-driven, our Chattanooga placement supports where we’re headed as a company,” said Head of Marketing Sawyer Byers. “We have offices in Nashville, Atlanta, Augusta, and Tampa, and the move provides us ample room for our continued plans for expansion.”

Once the space is completely built out at King Street Station, it will be KCH’s largest office with room for more than 350 employees. Grace Construction and HK Architects are leading the build out, which is expected to wrap up later this year.

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