October 16, 2007

South Dallas County Becoming Freight/Warehousing Hub

By Liz Moucka

Dallas, Tex. – Bob Moore Construction of Arlington, Texas has been contracted to build a major new office and warehouse building south of Dallas on behalf of developer First Industrial Realty Trust. The 758,922-square-foot office and warehouse building will be located in the DalPort Business Park in Wilmer, Texas, along I-45 south of I-20 in the vicinity of the Union Pacific Intermodal Terminal that opened in 2006. General contractor Bob Moore Construction will work with Dallas architect Pross Design Group, Inc. on this building. Ground breaking for the DalPort Business Park warehouse / office project is planned for November 5, 2007. The building is planned to be completed by early summer, 2008. The Allen Group, developer of the Dallas Logistics Hub (The Hub), a 6,000 acre logistics park in Southern Dallas County, has selected two Dallas area contractors for the construction of its first two spec warehouse/ distribution buildings, 3i Construction, LLC and MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Construction of Buildings 1 and 2 will be completed by February 2008.

The Dallas Logistics Hub (“The Hub”) is the largest new logistics park under development in North America, with over 6,000 acres master-planned for the development of 60 million square feet of distribution, manufacturing, office and retail uses with exceptional Intermodal, rail and highwayaccess. 3i Construction, LLC has been retained for the construction of DLH Building 2, a 192,850 square foot warehouse building and to provide additional construction services for The Hub’s DLH Building 1. MYCON General Contractors, Inc., of McKinney has been retained for the construction of DLH Building 1, a 635,000 square foot cross-dock distribution facility.