BNSF makes $15.22M land purchase near Hudson

HUDSON — BNSF Railway Co. purchased 1,449 acres of land in unincorporated Weld County in the past two weeks, close to its existing base of operations in Hudson.

The largest private rail freight company in the U.S. paid $15.22 million for plots of land east of Hudson on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4,BNSF spokesman Joe Sloan confirmed to BizWest.

Hudson is home to a 430-acre BNSF rail park and logistics center, which broke ground this spring.

Sloan told BizWest the land purchases were not connected to future development at the park. Instead, the company purchased the land for a potential future project, but did not specify what type of development it could be.

“The two properties were on the market and in close proximity to BNSF tracks,” he said. “BNSF sees this area as an important location for future economic growth and development.”

This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. BizWest originally reported BNSF purchased three tracts of land totaling 563 acres based on public property records. BNSF later said some of its purchased acreage was not reflected on the sale deeds.

HUDSON — BNSF Railway Co. purchased 1,449 acres of land in unincorporated Weld County in the past two weeks, close to its existing base of operations in Hudson.

The largest private rail freight company in the U.S. paid $15.22 million for plots of land east of Hudson on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4,BNSF spokesman Joe Sloan confirmed to BizWest.

Hudson is home to a 430-acre BNSF rail park and logistics center, which broke ground this spring.

Sloan told BizWest the land purchases were not connected to future development at the park. Instead, the company purchased the land for a potential future project, but did not specify what type of development it could be.

“The two properties were on the market and in close proximity to BNSF tracks,” he said. “BNSF sees this area as an important location for future economic growth and development.”

This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. BizWest originally reported BNSF purchased three tracts of land totaling 563 acres based on public property records. BNSF later said some of its purchased acreage was not reflected on the sale deeds.