Dallas area lands two more huge Amazon shipping hubs
October 29, 2018
by Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor
Dallas Morning News
Amazon hasn't revealed where its second headquarters will be. But the digital retailing giant has targeted the Dallas-Fort Worth area for one of its largest concentrations of distribution facilities in the nation.
Amazon is expanding its warehousing operations with two huge fulfillment centers — one in West Dallas and another on Interstate 45 in southern Dallas County. This week the Dallas City Council voted to give the Seattle-based Internet retailer about $2 million in economic incentives to build a more than $100 million distribution center in West Dallas that is expected to create 1,500 new jobs.
The 100-acre e-commerce facility will be located at 1301 Chalk Hill Road near Davis Street south of Interstate 30. Developer Hillwood Properties is building the huge shipping hub which will have 855,000 square feet.
"The proposed project will provide significant local employment opportunities to these surrounding residential areas," Dallas economic development officials said in a filing with the city council. "The company shall take occupancy of the facility on or before December 31, 2020."
The planned West Dallas building is part of a three-phase project, according to building permits. Amazon already has nine major distribution and sorting centers in the D-FW area.
The company is just opening a more than 1M (Correction: 400K) square foot shipping hub in Wilmer south of Dallas. The new facility is located in two buildings in the of Southport Logistics Park, a $500 million industrial project directly across I-45 from Union Pacific Railway's Dallas Intermodal Terminal.
In southern Dallas County, Amazon also has a 920,000-square-foot warehouse building off Dallas Avenue south of Interstate 20.