Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is the largest underground business complex in the world. This subsurface development is now home to more than 50 local, national and international businesses. Tenant companies include warehousing, cold storage, light manufacturing and office operations—each attracted by:
low lease rates low utility costs comfortable surroundings for higher worker productivity maximum flexibility for expansions and seasonal surges convenient on-site management, maintenance and security SubTropolis was created through the mining of a 270-million-year-old limestone deposit. In the mining process, limestone is removed by the room and pillar method, leaving 25-foot square pillars that are on 65-foot centers and 40 feet apart.
The pillars’ even spacing, concrete flooring and 16-foot-high, smooth ceilings make build-to-suit facilities time and cost efficient for tenants. A tenant requiring 10,000 to one million square feet can be in their space within 150 days. SubTropolis is completely dry, brightly lit, with miles of wide, paved streets, and is at street level.
Hunt Midwest SubTropolis sets the standard for subsurface business developments.
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nearly 5 million square feet of leasable space 6.65 miles of lighted, wide, paved roads 2.1 miles of railroad track 394 truck dock locations served by more than 300 truck lines 16' ceiling height more than 50 tenants more than 1,300 employees more than 1,800 parking spaces over 10,000 stone pillars protected by fire sprinklers strength of limestone is 10,000 to 12,000 pounds per square inch, which is 3x stronger than concrete 1.5 million tons of rock are mined every year (35 acres per year) nearly 45 million square feet (over 1,000 acres) have been mined out since mining began in 1945 SubTropolis is owned by Lamar Hunt and his family, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs football club and the Kansas City Wizards soccer team.
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There is a big section underground in downtown Houston and has been there for several years. I only found it last year while visiting there. It's really neat with stores, eating places, and best of all can walk around in ac instead of the Houston heat.