Building Out of the Box

When developer Randy Abood decided to build an industrial park in Salt Lake City, he knew what he didn’t want: rows upon rows of identical gray box warehouses. He wanted something cool. That’s why the earth-toned industrial buildings in Abood’s Ninigret Park have features such as towering pillars, huge glass windows and high ceilings that blend with the park’s office buildings. Trees, flowers and landscaping break up a parking lot that otherwise would be a sea of asphalt. Even the tenants’ cars look shiny and new: Abood pays to have a number of them washed weekly.