Groundbreaking’s Today for Dallas Logistics Hub

By Brendan M. Case

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for today to mark the beginning of construction on the first buildings at the Dallas Logistics Hub.

The two buildings will be distribution centers with a combined 827,000 square feet.

They are scheduled for completion by April.

According to the Logistics Hub’s master plan, the 6,000-acre park has the capacity for 60 million square feet of commercial space.

Local officials expected to attend the groundbreaking include Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Dallas City Council members Tennell Atkins and Ron Natinsky.

The Logistics Hub is not the only development attracting investment to the regional transportation center taking shape in the southern part of the county.

Earlier this month, developers announced plans to begin construction on an 822,000-square-foot distribution center for Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant, in the Sunridge Business Park near Interstate 45 in Wilmer.

The Unilever facility, which will serve as the company’s Southwestern distribution center, will be near both Union Pacific Railroad’s intermodal facility and the Logistics Hub.