Kansas City Southern has entered into a joint agreement with NorthPoint Development to develop Wylie Logistics Park in Wylie, Texas, adjacent to the Class I’s David L. Starling Wylie Intermodal Terminal.
The master planned park will offer 2.4 million square feet of potential building capacity for traditional warehousing and distribution; industrial grade amenities; dual feed electrical system with redundant power; as well as a heavy-haul network with access to the interstate system, air, ports and a state-of-the-art intermodal terminal.
“Wylie is part of the Dallas metro area, the fourth-fastest growing industrial market in the U.S., and Wylie offers a business-friendly environment, low taxes and a double free port exemption,” said Ginger Adamiak, KCS’ vice president of chemical and energy products, in a press release.
The Wylie intermodal terminal opened in 2015 and was expanded in 2018. It now offers track capacity of 19,000 feet and annual lift capacity of 342,000 units, resulting in fluid and efficient availability of containers and improved on-time arrivals and departures, KCS officials said.
Locating in the park could help customers lower costs by reducing drayage from ramp to facility, and by providing quick access to the regional interstate system, said Rodrigo Flores, KCS’ vice president of intermodal and automotive.
The location also offers customers “the environmental benefits of intermodal transportation and connectivity to other intermodal and port facilities on KCS’ U.S. and Mexico rail network,” Flores said.