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 singlefamily 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