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The Alliance Legacy

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1985

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) begins to seek a location for a reliever airport in the North Texas region. Owning more than 10,000 acres of undeveloped land in Tarrant and Denton counties, the Perot family was approached by the FAA due to their reputation for collaboration in public ventures.

1989

Fort Worth Alliance Airport opens on December 14, 1989.  Alliance Airport is the product of a unique public-private partnership between the visionaries at Hillwood, the City of Fort Worth, and the FAA.

American Airlines breaks ground on 481-million maintenance facility at Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

1990

Construction begins on State Highway 170, a second public-private partnership between Hillwood and the Texas Department of Transportation to connect the Alliance region to the east.

1991

Alliance Airport hosts its first International Air Show. Today, Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is one of the top civilian air shows in the nation.

1992

Construction of the air traffic control tower at Fort Worth Alliance Airport is completed, and State Highway 170 opens, connecting AllianceTexas to DFW International Airport and the region.

BNSF Railway's Alliance Intermodal Facility breaks ground. This cornerstone operation would set the stage for further industrial growth at Alliance.

1993

2,500 acres is purchased by Ross Perot Jr. and becomes Circle T Ranch, AllianceTexas' premier corporate campus destination. 

AllianceTexas receives Foreign Trade Zone designation, FTZ #196.

Zenith moves to Alliance Gateway, now LG, and is one of the longest running customers at AllianceTexas.

1994

BNSF Alliance Intermodal Facility opens. AllianceTexas becomes the model for inland ports, with abundant acreage surrounding the facility to provide direct access to air, rail, and interstate highway transportation options.

1995

FedEx Southwest Regional Sort Facility breaks ground at Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

1997

Texas Motor Speedway opens, the second largest sports venue in the U.S. hosting NASCAR and Indy Racing League events.

2000

Hillwood breaks ground on Heritage, a 2,300-acre master-planned community that is the first connected, fiber optic, high-tech neighborhood at AllianceTexas.

Discovery Land Co purchases 525 acres to develop Vaquero, a luxury residence and golf community at Circle T Ranch.

2001

Fidelity Investments opens their Southwest Regional headquarters at Circle T Ranch, which now spans 1.2M square feet and employees over 6,000 associates.

Daimler Chrysler Financial Services finds a home at Circle T Ranch with Hillwood's first build-to-suit office product at AllianceTexas.

2007

Alliance Town Center marks the arrival of a fully amenitized, mixed-use development at AllianceTexas, spanning 900 acres along Interstate-35W and receives LEED certification, becoming one of only two projects in Texas, and among only 80 in the U.S., to receive the top designation.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services relocates to a new build-to-suit office at AllianceTexas.

2008

Hillwood enters the multi-family market with Monterra Village, the first 100% smoke free luxury apartment community in North Texas.

2009

Deloitte University announces their plans to build a state-of-the-art International Training Center in the heart of Circle T Ranch.

2011

Hillwood acquires North Texas properties to develop Harvest, a next generation of master-planned communities and the first to implement Hillwood's Live Smart principles.

2012

Texas Health Alliance, Medical City Alliance and Cook Children’s combine to bring major medical facilities to the region.

2013

Hillwood builds 1M square feet Amazon Fulfillment Center, a state-of-the-art facility at AllianceTexas located in Haslet, TX.

2014

UPS expands presence at AllianceTexas, leasing 500,000 square feet at Alliance Gateway 1 and begins negotiations for the purchase of an additional facility at Alliance Westport.

2015

Facebook takes advantage of the robust infrastructure at AllianceTexas and breaks ground on $1 billion data center, its fifth global data center campus.

2017

Fort Worth Alliance Airport completes long awaited runway extension to 11,000-feet,  allowing long-haul international flights without the need for refueling.

2018

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services breaks ground on their third office campus at AllianceTexas, demonstrating their investment in the Alliance region and the strong relationship with Hillwood.

2019

Stanley Black & Decker expands its U.S. manufacturing footprint with a new CRAFTSMAN manufacturing plant at AllianceTexas in addition to a new distribution facility.

Amazon Regional Air Hub opens at Alliance Airport.

Hillwood establishes AllianceTexas as a mobility innovation zone to advance and commercialize emerging mobility technology.

2020

Charles Schwab completes construction on 1.19M SF campus and announces official relocation of headquarters to Circle T Ranch from the west coast.

2021

Walmart expands their e-commerce fulfillment presence at AllianceTexas, purchasing 1M square feet facility in Alliance Westport.