Garland Approves Latest Development of Sustainably-Certified Manufacturing Facilities
The City of Garland has paved the way for construction of 267,000 square feet of new industrial space on Regency Crest Drive. The two new buildings will be built on a 13.5 - acre site located in southwest Garland near I-635 and in the heart of the City's core industrial district. Both buildings will be certified according to "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED) standards and serve to bring additional Class A industrial space to this major industrial area of the D/FW Metroplex.
"The City recognizes and values the positive economic impact that the resulting LEED certified buildings will bring to the City's industrial space inventory and resource base," said Economic Development Director David Gwin. "Garland continues to pursue the development of additional Class A industrial space to help attract additional high value investment."
The $15+ million project's developer, Huntington Industrial Partners - Texas, LLC, recently completed Garland's first LEED industrial development which is located on Distribution Drive. This 169,000-square-foot facility ultimately attracted a quality tenant, Taiwan-based plastics manufacturer VPET, before the construction phase of the project was complete. Both the newly proposed Huntington buildings are being built on spec and are available for qualified users.
"Garland has one of the largest concentrations of manufacturing facilities in the Dallas region, and that reputation provides the existing infrastructure and community support that make cutting-edge sustainable development possible," said Garland City Manager Bryan L. Bradford. "We are excited to have Huntington contribute another quality project to our community."
Overall, Garland's industrial market has 32 million square feet of existing space devoted to manufacturing, distribution and heavy commercial uses. Garland has approximately 3.7 million square feet of available for purchase and lease. As part of the east Dallas submarket as measured by the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, the lease rates for industrial properties are some of the lowest in the Dallas Metroplex.
Garland is the 12th largest city in Texas, and had an estimated population of 234,533 on January 1, 2015. The City of Garland was incorporated in 1891 and is a major manufacturing and industrial hub for the entire D/FW Metroplex. Garland is the second most populous city in Dallas County and enjoys convenient access to downtown Dallas via public transportation which includes two DART light rail stations. Located adjacent to and northeast of Dallas, Garland is a culturally diverse city with a rich history. The community celebrates a vast array of shopping, arts, outdoor activities and special events.