The Dallas Morning News
David and Goliath
January 19, 2006
Industrial and logistics park AllianceTexas came first, but the Dallas Logistics Hub is a credible competitor.
17,000-acre industrial, retail and residential development. About 11,600 acres are devoted to Alliance, an industrial and logistics center.
North of downtown Fort Worth. Its boundaries fall within four cities – Fort Worth, Haslet, Roanoke and Westlake – and two counties, Tarrant and Denton.
$28.5 billion from 1990 to 2005
$6.2 billion (total capital)
More than 140, including Home Depot, Michaels Stores and Motorola.
Access to Interstate 35W and State Highways 170 and 114.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. intermodal rail terminal, U.S. Customs Clearance and Centralized Examination Station, 200 hotel rooms and nearly 5,300 single family homes.
DALLAS LOGISTICS HUB
6,000-acre development for distributors, manufacturers, offices, retailers, hotels and homes.
South of downtown Dallas along Interstate 45 in southern Dallas County. Its boundaries fall within four cities – Wilmer, Hutchins, Lancaster and Dallas.
To be determined.
$68.9 billion from 2006 through 2035 (projected)
$5.1 billion (private capital)
The project has begun marketing to potential tenants.
Access to Interstates 45, 20, 35E and the proposed Loop 9.
Near Lancaster Municipal Airport and a Union Pacific intermodal rail terminal.
SOURCES: Hillwood; Allen Group