Mesquite, TX – June 4, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council has approved a change of zoning for a new master plan industrial business park on 80 acres near I-30 and Republic Parkway. The speculative project will include five buildings that will encompass more than 979,000 square-feet of industrial space. Urban District 30 is a $71 million investment by Urban Logistics Realty and is expected to generate more than 500 jobs in Mesquite.
The City of Mesquite’s Economic Development Director David Witcher said, “We are excited about the possibilities of this project. It will be a class A urban industrial campus and will offer adaptive design elements to clients to attract and retain workforce. The concepts for the innovative architecture of the buildings will be a blend of functionality and attractive aesthetics.” Witcher explained the proposed project will have an emphasis on green space as well as public art.
With double digit population growth from 2010-2016 in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, Mesquite continues to be an appealing location for business growth. The expansion of e-commerce and direct-to-consumer business models has created an increased demand from retailers for industrial and logistics locations near residential growth.
Jason Nunley the President of Urban Logistics Realty said, “Located near the intersection of I-635 and I-30, Urban District 30 represents an extremely rare opportunity to create a critical mass of true infill logistics product. The proximity to a major urban core, coupled with a great labor market, help make this one of the most compelling business centers in North Texas.”
The City Council plans to continue conversations with Urban Logistics Reality on an incentive agreement and there are plans to potentially break ground in 2019.