Amazon Delivery Stations – Planning/Landscape Architecture
AMAZON DELIVERY STATIONS - Planning/Landscape Architecture
Fort Worth, Texas
2 buildings; 219,000 SF each
- DDF5 is in the Alliance Center North industrial area, east of I-35W at North Beach Street and Litsey Road in North Fort Worth, and
- DDF6 is at I-35 and East Risinger Road in the Risinger Industrial Sector in South Fort Worth.
At 63.7 acres, the northern delivery station site required an impressive amount of planning and landscape architecture design. This included berm grading and planting plans along all the frontages including I-35W, North Beach Street (principal arterial), and Litsey Road (undivided industrial). Native plantings were used throughout the site including at a focal point near the facility entrance. Our landscape architects were instrumental in maximizing the preservation of existing trees throughout the site to support sustainability and provide screening and beautification, especially along the highway. In addition, they coordinated extensively with project MEPs to accommodate future retrofit of EV charging stations throughout the parking areas to support Amazon’s continued shift to electric delivery vehicles.
Our team also performed the large-scale master-planning for the 236-acre southern Risinger Industrial Sector site which includes the 47.8-acre Amazon DDF6 property. Off-site infrastructure included the design of Old Burleson Road and Opportunity Way (3-lane roadways). Planning efforts required consideration of local zoning districts and the balancing of sufficient parking spaces for office employees with the layout of queuing lines for delivery trucks around the building. Two additional large industrial sites (measuring 79 and 105 acres) are in the planning stages in this industrial sector, and each will include 1.2+M SF buildings, associated parking, drainage channel, and detention pond.
In urban areas, Amazon’s innovative logistics and distribution delivery stations increase the efficiency of transport by handling short-range deliveries between larger Amazon fulfillment centers and customers’ homes.