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Railport Business Park

Client: Midlothian Development Authority

Project Cost: $80 Million

Service: Land Development, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Staking/GPS/Platting, Hydrology & Hydraulics, Transportation, Design

Practice: Transportation, Construction Services, Municipal & District Services, Hydrology & Hydraulics, Site Development, Planning, Surveying

Location: Midlothian, Texas


Varying criteria for use, acreage, and dimensional requirements impact each potential user differently in regard to purchase and development of property within the business park. Since the inception of the park over 17 years ago, JC’s involvement and focus has been on assisting potential users as they explore the viability of the unique site for their own, specific needs.


JC has worked closely with the property owner and Midlothian Development Authority to create a dynamic master plan allowing for maximum and best use of the land, while providing a wealth of amenities to prospective tenants. While the development plan is specific, the fluidity built into the plan has created a working document that widens the pool of industries that are able to consider establishing a facility on the grounds.

RailPort Business Park is a 1,700 acre development in Midlothian, Texas providing an optimum geographical position and amenities suited to large-scale distribution and manufacturing operations. Zoned for heavy industrial, light commercial, and foreign trade, and boasting an enviable location just south of the burgeoning Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, the business park features dual rail service provided by Union Pacific and BNSF, and availability of high pressure 24″ natural gas transmission pipelines, water distribution system, industrial sanitary sewer system, lighted roads to accommodate tractor trailer traffic, and a redundant loop-fed electrical system.

Jones|Carter was integral in the creation of a public/private partnership in the form of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). The TIRZ serves as a financial vehicle for funding of public infrastructure within the business park. Oversight of the TIRZ is provided by the Midlothian Development Authority with JC serving as the Authority’s engineer and project manager. To date, JC has provided design engineering and construction management for over $80 M in infrastructure projects. Specifically, JC has performed hydrologic and hydraulic studies of Soap Creek, wetlands mitigation, design of the US 67 overpass, utility, road, and bridge design, surveying, zoning, and construction management and maintenance services.

JC also provided site development services for Quik Trip Distribution Center, Target Distribution Center, Applied LNG, Western Power Sports Distribution Center, and site design for the GDF Suez electrical power plant. JC is the engineer for the Ellis County Rural Rail Transportation District, a 4 mile industrial loop serving the business park. Jones|Carter’s long-term involvement providing critical infrastructure has resulted in a thoughtful master plan that meets the needs of current users, and allows for future expansion.

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