Another warehouse developer is headed east to Forney

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The town of Forney just east of Dallas is turning into an industrial building hotspot.

Several developers are working on plans for big warehouse projects in the area. And major companies including Amazon and Goodyear Tires have put shipping hubs in Forney.

Now a Pennsylvania developer is eyeing construction of a two-building business park project in Forney.

Exeter Property Group is planing two distribution buildings with more than 1 million square feet in its Kaufman County project near U.S. Highway 80, according to planning documents filed with the state.

The Exeter Logistics East buildings are set to start next month and would open in early 2022. The almost $34 million project was designed by Alliance Architects of Richardson.

Exeter Property Group has a track record of building industrial projects in North Texas, with developments in Denton, McKinney, Richardson and Dallas.

The developer’s Exeter Buckner business park is in Far East Dallas.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the country’s fastest-growing industrial building market with almost 25 million square feet of warehouse construction.

During the first quarter, net industrial building leasing in the area surpassed the supply of new space opening its doors.

Developers including VanTrust Real Estate, Stillwater Capital Investments and Seefried Industrial Properties have planted their flags in Forney with new warehouse projects.

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