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.

ALLIANCETEXAS

WHAT
17,000-acre industrial, retail and residential development. About 11,600 acres are devoted to Alliance, an industrial and logistics center.

WHERE
North of downtown Fort Worth. Its boundaries fall within four cities – Fort Worth, Haslet, Roanoke and Westlake – and two counties, Tarrant and Denton.

OPENED
December 1989

JOBS
24,000 created

ECONOMIC IMPACT
$28.5 billion from 1990 to 2005

INVESTMENT
$6.2 billion (total capital)

COMPANIES
More than 140, including Home Depot, Michaels Stores and Motorola.

TRANSPORTATION
Access to Interstate 35W and State Highways 170 and 114.

FEATURES
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.

DEVELOPER
Hillwood

DALLAS LOGISTICS HUB
WHAT
6,000-acre development for distributors, manufacturers, offices, retailers, hotels and homes.

WHERE
South of downtown Dallas along Interstate 45 in southern Dallas County. Its boundaries fall within four cities – Wilmer, Hutchins, Lancaster and Dallas.

OPENED
To be determined.

JOBS
31,600 expected

ECONOMIC IMPACT
$68.9 billion from 2006 through 2035 (projected)

INVESTMENT
$5.1 billion (private capital)

COMPANIES
The project has begun marketing to potential tenants.

TRANSPORTATION
Access to Interstates 45, 20, 35E and the proposed Loop 9.

FEATURES
Near Lancaster Municipal Airport and a Union Pacific intermodal rail terminal.

DEVELOPER
Allen Group

SOURCES: Hillwood; Allen Group