Scarborough Lane, Partners Real Estate Unveil Plans for 2,000-Acre AXIS Logistics Park in San Marcos, Texas

by Jeff Shaw

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Texas-based Scarborough Lane Development and Partners Real Estate have announced plans for AXIS Logistics Park, a 2,000-acre industrial park in San Marcos. Formerly known as SMART Terminal, the property site is within the Texas Triangle, an urban region consisting of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin metropolitan areas.

A development timeline for the park was not disclosed. However, approximately 735 acres of the park are currently zoned for industrial use. The property will include water and wastewater infrastructure, as well as a high-voltage (600 megawatt) electric system with a 356 kilovolt transmission line.

The site’s location is near Loop 110, I-35, I-10 and SH-130. Union Pacific Railway, The BNSF Railway and the San Marcos Regional Airport are also adjacent to the property and may provide rail and shipping components to the park. 

“In addition to being in a strategically ideal location to serve the Texas Triangle, AXIS Logistics Park is the obvious choice for logistics and shipping by national and international manufacturers,” says John Colglazier, a partner at Partners Real Estate. “Mexico is actively working to bring manufacturing back in their country, and they will fully utilize I-35 as their main corridor through Texas to other states nationwide. The site also lends itself to nearshoring for products coming back to Mexico from China.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau and forecasts by the Texas Demographic Center, the population within the Texas Triangle is projected to grow by 3.5 million people by 2030. The entire area will become one giant metropolis, with a 19 percent growth in residents — from 18.14 million in 2015 to 21.65 million in 2030. 

The co-developers claim the project will be one of the largest master-planned industrial parks in the nation. Scarborough Lane purchased the land in 2021 and is the general manager for the project.

Partners Real Estate will market and lease the park for speculative development and build-to-suit tenants, as well as potential rail and shipping users. John Colglazier, Gray Gilbert, Chris Haro, Kyle Kennan and John Simons are Partners’ lead brokers for AXIS Logistics Park.

— Channing Hamilton

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