BNSF Railway breaks ground on Hudson rail park

HUDSON — The BNSF Railway Co. (NYSE: BNSF) has begun construction of its long-awaited Logistics Center Hudson, a rail park that will serve Northern Colorado and the Denver metro area.

The park is located on a 430-acre site in the Hudson Industrial Park just east of Interstate 76 and is accessed by Weld County Roads 49 and 52.

A site map shows the location of features within the BNSF Logistics Center Hudson, which has recently broken ground. Courtesy BNSF Railway Co.

“It offers unrestricted access to a high population growth area where the industrial market continues to strengthen,” according to a BNSF news release. “Low industrial vacancy rates in the Denver area make Hudson the optimal location for anyone seeking a rail-served site.”

BNSF will provide the infrastructure for the rail-served properties at Logistics Center Hudson, as well as offering warehouse and loading facilities. The park will feature 15 sites for shipping individual railcars and a unit train site for entire trainloads.

“Establishing logistic centers, including the one in Hudson, is the latest way we are working to make sure new, existing and potential customers who want to locate on rail in a densely populated, growing industrial market have the option to do so,”  Colby Tanner, assistant vice president of economic development, said in a prepared statement.By purchasing and developing land in advance, we can help our customers save time and money when they are looking to expand or relocate their facility.”

The Fort Worth-based railway company announced the project in 2011. Over a period of time, BNSF bought parcels of land near its main rail line in Hudson. Some of the parcels were purchased in 2010, according to public records. Over the next several years, BNSF added to its land portfolio for the project, purchasing the final 263 acres in 2016.

“The Town of Hudson is thrilled to have entered into a long-term relationship with BNSF,” Guy Patterson, Hudson town manager, said in a statement. “This logistics center is not only important to Hudson but it now makes the town an important regional center. BNSF has been tremendous to work with, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”

HUDSON — The BNSF Railway Co. (NYSE: BNSF) has begun construction of its long-awaited Logistics Center Hudson, a rail park that will serve Northern Colorado and the Denver metro area.

The park is located on a 430-acre site in the Hudson Industrial Park just east of Interstate 76 and is accessed by Weld County Roads 49 and 52.

A site map shows the location of features within the BNSF Logistics Center Hudson, which has recently broken ground. Courtesy BNSF Railway Co.

“It offers unrestricted access to a high population growth area where the industrial market continues to strengthen,” according to a BNSF news release. “Low industrial vacancy rates in the Denver area make Hudson the optimal location for anyone seeking a rail-served site.”

BNSF will provide the infrastructure for the rail-served properties at Logistics Center Hudson, as well as offering warehouse and loading facilities. The park will feature 15 sites for shipping individual railcars and a unit train site for entire trainloads.

“Establishing logistic centers, including the one in Hudson, is the latest way we are working to make sure new, existing and potential customers who want to locate on rail in a densely populated, growing industrial market have the option to do so,”  Colby Tanner, assistant vice president of economic development, said in a prepared statement.By purchasing and developing land in advance,…