DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Fort Worth, Texas, Area Application
Tuesday, January 14, 1992
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by Alliance Corridor, Inc. (a Texas non-profit corporation),
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in
the Alliance Corridor area between Fort Worth and Denton, Texas, adjacent
to the Dallas-Fort Worth Customs port of entry. The application was
submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as
amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part
400). It was formally filed on November 6, 1991. The applicant is authorized
to make the proposal under Article 1446.01, Vernon's Annotated Texas
The proposed Alliance Corridor zone project would become the fourth
general- purpose zone project in the Dallas-Fort Worth Customs port of
entry area. The existing zones in th area are: FTZ 39 at the DFW
International Airport (Grantee: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport Board,
FTZ Board Order 133, 43 FR 37478, 8/23/78); FTZ 113 at the Mid-Texas
International Center in Midlothain (Grantee: Midlothian Trade Zoned
Corporation, Board Order 283, 50 FR 300, 1/3/85); and, FTZ 168 at three
industrial parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (Grantee: Dallas-Fort Worth
Maquila Trade Development Corporation, FTZ Board Order 491, 55 FR 46974,
The proposed new general-purpose zone would consist of 4 sites (9,700
acres) within the Alliance Corridor project (17,000 acres), a
master-planned development located along a 20-mile stretch of I-25W between
the Cities of Fort Worth and Denton, Texas. Site 1 (Alliance Center, 4,470
acres) is a business and industrial development located at the Alliance
Airport on Interstate 35W in the Cities of Fort Worth and Haslet, Texas,
some 17 miles north of downtown Fort Worth. Site 2 (Alliance Gateway, 1,900
acres) is within a 2,600-acre commercial, industrial and distribution
development located along State Highway 170 between Interstate 35W and
State Highway 114 in Fort Worth and Roanoke, Texas, 15 miles north of
downtown Fort Worth. Site 3 (Northlake, 1,600 acres) is located at
Interstate 35W and State Highway 114 in the City of Northlake, Texas. Site
4 (Hunter Ranch, 1,600 acres) is within a 3,350-acre mixed-use development
located in Denton, Texas, on Interstate 35W, approximately 5 miles south of
downtown Denton, and 10 miles north of the Alliance Airport.
The development of the Alliance Corridor project involves a partnership of
state/local/federal officials and private industry, including the Perot
Group. Its central point is the new Alliance Airport which was completed
and opened in 1989 as a general aviation airport and international air
cargo facility. The four sites involved in the zone project are owned by
affiliates of Hillwood Development Corporation, except for a few parcels
owned by private users. Alliance Trade Authority, Inc., has been designated
as zone operator.
The application indicates a need for additional zone services in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area to serve the development needs of the Alliance
Corridor. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zones
procedures for processing, sorting, assembly, display and warehousing such
items as aircraft, welding machines and special alloy welding supplies.
Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought at this time.
Requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has been
appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director,
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC
20230; Donna De La Torre, Director, Office of Inspection and Control, U.S.
Customs Service, Southwest Region, 5850 San Felipe Street, Suite 500,
Houston, Texas 77057-3012; and Colonel John A. Mills, District Engineer,
U.S. Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, Texas
Comments concerning the proposed zone are invited in writing from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before March 16, 1992.
While no local public hearing has been scheduled for the FTZ Board,
consideration will be given to such a hearing during the review.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
1100 Commerce Street, room 7A5,
Dallas, Texas 75242.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: January 8, 1992.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 92-952 Filed 1-13-92; 8:45 am)