An abundance of phone calls and e-mails have flooded The Grizzly Detail Newspaper wanting to know what is happening at the old Lockheed Martin facility in Westpoint. Lockheed didn’t own but rented the space for many years. Here’s what we know folks. We have searched multiple City of Fort Worth departments and the only specific information we could dig up was that a permit was issued by Fort Worth on July 27, 2016 for complete demolition of building #500. There are three separate buildings on the property. Building 500 that is 540,000 square feet, building 501 that is 100,000 square feet and building 502 that is 30,000 square feet. The facility, which took 3 years to build, was completed in 1991.
According to LoopNet property records, in June of 2016 the property was listed for $17,000,000. We did finally make phone contact with the property owner only to get a “No comment” to all of our questions.
About the buildings:
The building was once one of the most secure buildings in the country and was occupied by Lockheed Martin. Situated on 65 acres, Building 500 was a state-of-the-art 4-story facility. It had a 240-seat auditorium with front and rear projection capability, Video conferencing area, and a 30,000 square foot, fully equipped cafeteria with seating for 300 people. This building was ideally suited for companies interested in maintaining the integrity and security of information systems and networks in a protected, highly secured and self-contained environment.
The perimeter is secured with concrete and iron barrier fencing and two manned security entrances. Construction Description: solid reinforced concrete slab exterior walls over 10 gauge continuous weld tempered steel (for RF shielding), double-redundant electrical system with emergency backup diesel generators, Andover Power Management monitored and controlled HVAC system, fully sprinkled, and raised computer flooring. Stay tuned for more updates.