|The Red River
Commerce Park site is visible in the map at left as part of the grey area,
which shows a former military base location prior to the 1990's BRAC - Base
Realignment and Closure - process.
There is a
similar BRAC 2005 review process in progress as the US Defense Department
and Congress determines which military bases are surplus to future missions,
but the many defense communities which will be affected by the 2005 BRAC
round will all face many years of work to plan and implement site
redevelopment strategies, including any associated site remediation,
demolition, and clearing work or infrastructure improvements to prepare for
alternate uses. The Red River Commerce Park site has already gone
through this lengthy redevelopment process, so it is ready for industrial
and office projects today.
The Commerce Park is north of the Wright Patman Lake and
Millwood Lake recreational areas. Unlike some regions of Texas, water
availability is one of the strengths of this area.
Much of the former Red River Army Depot (RRAD) site has
been redeveloped as the public Oak Grove Golf Club (
www.oakgrovegolf.com ) - 18 holes,
with a swimming pool and tennis.
The more detailed diagram below shows the layout of the
Red River Commerce Park site, including the golf course on site and other
community amenities near the entrance, including a credit union, day care
facility, and fire station. RRRA refers to the
Note that there are two large strategic industrial sites
available. There is a 140
acre industrial site and a 31
acre industrial site adjacent to the
golf course, plus a 16.7 and 11 acre site and two small office buildings
(4000 and 11,477 sq. ft.) built in 1987 and 1990.