After a major employer closed, the City of Plainview and Hale County began discussing a new plan to reinvigorate the downtown area. They ultimately retained Parkhill to assist in preparing the master plan and infrastructure documents for the Plainview-Hale County Industrial Park. The current site of almost 100 acres was planned out to as much as 700 acres of ultimate industrial sites. The U.S. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Administration provided a grant to Plainview and Hale County to fund a portion of the project.

Parkhill toured four business parks in the region, two of which Parkhill helped plan, design and construct: the Lubbock Business Park and the Levelland Industrial Rail Park.

The design team also assisted the city and county in conducting several stakeholder meetings to discuss the project and supported them with interactions with railroad representatives and determination of the extent of rail service to provide for the park. Consecutively, Parkhill designed the water, sewer, paving and drainage improvements as well as entry landscaping, signage and platting. All work was done in-house by Parkhill.

Parkhill created a brochure for Plainview EDC to utilize in procuring tenants for the business park. A drone captured the progress of the project on a regular basis.

Third-party coordination for electricity, internet/fiber, and gas also were needed to provide services to the park. Parkhill’s unique comprehensive, multi-disciplined approach to design served to be instrumental as this project has included key people from the following sectors: Water Resources, CPS/CM/Survey, Transportation, Site Development and Planning, MEP/S and K-12.

The new park is on the I-27 Trade Corridor that connects to Interstate 40, about 45 miles from the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, and crosses Highway 194.

Construction closeout documentation is currently underway as all major construction components are now complete. The first Plainview-Hale County Business Park tenant, Western Equipment, is already open for business, and the Plainview Community is eagerly looking forward to procuring tenants for the other lots available.