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FedEx Trying to Move to Richardson TX- Go Away!

FedEx Corporation, your single source for time-sensitive and time-deferred package, document, and freight transportation services internationally.   Major issues going on in Richardson, TX right now.  FedEx is trying to get permission to build a distribution center right down the street from my house!  We cannot allow this!  There is already too much traffic right there, we don't need anymore.

They say the added traffic will only be in the morning and the evening.  DUHHH, that's when everyday rush hour traffic is.  Why do we need to add to it?  FedEx was already turned down by the City Plan Committee a couple of weeks ago.  We all signed a petition, however, FedEx is making a plea, in person, to the council next week.

It will probably be standing room only, but I urge everyone in Richardson and the Garland borders to attend so we can squash this facility.  I signed the petition and am proud of it!  Even if they guaranteed deliveries to our houses for first thing in the morning so we wouldn't have 7pm deliveries anymore, I'm still against.

I don't need more traffic to fight with running to and from appointments!!

Comment balloon 10 commentsDonna Harris • February 05 2008 12:35PM

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But they have such awesome commercials!!!
Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) over 10 years ago
They might have good commercials, but I don't want upwards of 800 trucks coming through my neighborhood a day!  They need to go a few more miles east, over by the land fill.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago
I just had lunch with Claudia Wicks from HouseValues. She said to say "Howdy!" to you. She has a profile on AR now, so does Tracie and Raymond...
Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) over 10 years ago
The request from FedEx was DENIED unanimously by the Council at last night's meeting.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago
I was going to suggest if it passes you come on and move out here to Murphy.
Posted by Ken Stampe, iBrandPlan (iBrandPlan.com - Grow your e-Profile & Brand) over 10 years ago
Ken, moving to Murphy would actually make traffic worse.  The FedEx building is trying to be off Telecom which means the workers and drivers will already be going down Renner to get there... Murphy people go down Renner to get to Bush, so more traffic.... Murphy is definitely NOT an option, though it's a lovely place and I've sold many homes in Murphy!
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago
I agree it would make traffic worse in that area.  Is there no other spot in Richardson?  Because I think Fed-Ex would be a business that Richardson would want. 
Posted by Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor (Castle Connections Realty) over 10 years ago
You only take Renner to get to the Bush if you live in North Murphy. Those of us in sunny SOUTH Murphy take Campbell. If we feel really adventurous we may just hop over to 78 and use it to feed onto the Bush. You know Donna that it's always about location, location, location.....
Posted by Ken Stampe, iBrandPlan (iBrandPlan.com - Grow your e-Profile & Brand) over 10 years ago

Donna,

 

I am a Richardson resident and I do not want this either.  Where can I go to sign this petition?

 

        
 

Posted by Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com (The Good Home Team with Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Nick, no need to sign the petition any longer as The City of Richardson unanimously denied their request.  They said the next step would be to get an attorney to file suit saying the zoning is already set to allow them, but FedEx is the one in the first place who requested new zoning for that area, so they already knew they didn't fit into the specific set of rules for the original zoning requirements.

Linda, I don't believe there is another spot in Richardson as the city is pretty much built-out.  I, personally, think they should move on down George Bush into Rowlett and set up shop by the old landfill... but that's probably not an option until the Bush continues through Rowlett to I30.

Ken, Going further south to get on Campbell to go north doesn't appeal to me.  Plus, when you get on the Bush from Campbell, it's $1.00 instead of $0.40 at Renner.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

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