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UNT hopes new $70M building will be a 'game-changer'

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Construction on the University of North Texas' new $70 million College of Visual Arts and Design building began Tuesday in a move university officials hope will bolster the college's recruiting efforts.

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Currently, the College of Visual Arts and Design is spread across seven campus spaces. In addition to the construction of the new four-story, 145,000 gross square-foot complex, renovations will be done on the existing Art Building that's approximately 83,000 square feet.

 

The new building and the existing Art Building will be connected, giving the College of Visual Arts and Design a total complex of about 228,000 square feet.

 

The new building is slated to be ready for students by the Fall 2018 semester

 

 

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Believe it or not, but Wade Park is moving forward. 

 

Frisco’s Wade Park secures loan to keep construction moving

 

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Thomas Land & Development has secured an $82.75 million loan from New York-based Gamma Real Estate to help the 175-acre Wade Park development continue construction.

 

Many of Wade Park’s tenants, including Whole Foods Market, are expected to come online by May 2018, according to Gamma Real Estate.

 

Thomas Land & Development is working to finish installing utilities and infrastructure, which the loan is helping to pay for, before continuing work on building construction.

 

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Other major tenants that have committed to Wade Park include iPic Theaters, Pinstripes Bowling, Yard House, Hotel ZaZa and a Langham Hotels & Resorts hotel.

 

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Texas Health Resources plans 20-acre hospital campus in Frisco

 

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The 325,000-square-foot hospital is planned to be called Texas Health Frisco. The 74-bed acute-care hospital will sit on about 9 acres and will include a 24/7 emergency room, surgical services, women’s services and a neonatal intensive care unit. A 120,000-square-foot medical office building with a 90,000-square-foot clinic is also planned for the campus.

 

Plans submitted to the city show the hospital is planned to have eight stories, and the medical office building will have four stories.

 

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The hospital is planned to open in 2019.

 

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Dallas developer begins $67M expansion of UT-Dallas town center in Richardson

 

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The project, known as Northside 2, will help create a transit-oriented development that encourages students to live, work, study and play in the community.

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Plans for Northside 2 include adding 275 apartments and townhomes and more than 6,600 square feet of retail space in a $67 million public-private partnership. In all, the project will add 900 beds to the campus.

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Construction is underway and slated for completion in August 2018 before the academic year.

 

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A friend/advisor from Park Place Mercedes told me about this last spring.

 

This will be DFW's fourth Porsche dealer.

 

Park Place Porsche coming to Grapevine

 

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The Porsche dealership will feature 70,000 square feet of floor space with room for 21 vehicles on the showroom floor. Included will be a “Porsche Classic Car Center” with room for two display vehicles.

 

Terry Powell, who will serve as general manager of the Grapevine dealership, has a long history with Park Place Porsche Dallas, which happens to be ranked number five in the country in new car sales and number one in the country in used car sales.

 

 

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Developers detail plans for 2 more Legacy office towers in Plano

 

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Tier REIT plans to build two office towers with over 600,000 square feet on the vacant tract, next to the former Encana Oil & Gas Tower at 5851 Legacy Circle.

 

The towers would be 10 and 11 stories tall. Tier REIT plans to build them in partnership with Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co.

 

The two firms have been marketing the projects to potential tenants, real estate brokers say.

 

 

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Shippers Warehouse Inc. Moving Corporate Headquarters to Prime Pointe

 

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A new, 556,000-square-foot, build-to-suit distribution center development is on the way at Prime Pointe, the 3,000-acre industrial park in southern Dallas County. 

Duke Realty signed a long-term lease with logistics company Shippers Warehouse Inc. for a second build-to-suit warehouse at the industrial park. 

 

The first building, Prime Pointe 1005, is a 589,362-square-foot distribution center and was delivered in April 2016.

 

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The new building will include 86 dock doors, one drive-in door, and five rail doors, and the corporate headquarters will be located among the 17,500 square feet of provided office space. 

 

The property will include space for 130 cars, 132 trailer spaces, and a 185-foot truck court to accommodate loading.

 

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The new building is planned to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

 

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Raytheon's old Garland campus will become new business park

 

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An old Garland industrial complex that started out as an aircraft manufacturing hub will be the site of a new business park.

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"We are going to build new industrial buildings."

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Langford said he plans to demolish more than 800,000 square feet of old buildings on the property, some dating to 1957.

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Langford said he and business partner Brian Flaherty plan to start demolition of the old Raytheon buildings right away.

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The developers plan to build two office and industrial buildings with almost 800,000 square feet.

 

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Mesquite lands huge $65 million furniture distribution center project

 

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Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. will build a $65 million, 850,000-square-foot southwest regional distribution and fulfillment center on 358 acres in eastern Mesquite.

 

The project will have a full-time employment of 350 workers after it opens.

 

Mesquite has agreed to provide tax abatement incentives and will waive development fees for the project.

 

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The new warehouse will be at 790 Faithon P. Lucas Blvd.

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Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the top industrial and warehousing markets in the country. 

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More than 20 million square feet of local warehouse projects were under construction at the end of 2016.

 

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Lighting firm moving HQ to Frisco's new Park 25 business park

 

Frisco has landed a second business for its new 216-acre Park 25 business park.



 

Stream Realty Partners said Wednesday that it will build a 152,000-square-foot office and industrial building to house PowerSecure Lighting and other tenants in the project on Preston Road.

 

The LED lighting products firm will move its North Texas corporate headquarters to 76,000 square feet in the building.

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Construction kicks off on 17-acre park in Richardson's CityLine project

 

The first 11-acres of the Fox Creek Park at CityLine will include a footbridge, pedestrian and bike trails, a pavilion and playgrounds.


The park located north of Renner Road is the largest of three public areas in the huge development that include State Farm Insurance's regional office campus.


Construction on the first phase of the park is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

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Richardson's CityLine project gets its first single-family home community

 

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Construction has started on the next phase of the $1.5 billion CityLine project in Richardson.

 

The Residecnes at CityLine community will include 32 single-family homes located just north of Renner Road.

 

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The project will offer homes starting with a 2,676-square-foot, 3 bedroom model priced at $549,900.

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The 186-acre mixed-use development includes, office, retail, a hotel and thousands of apartments. State Farm Insurance and Raytheon have more than 10,000 workers in the development.

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Eventually 30,000 people are expected to be working in the CityLine project.

 

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Apartment builders buy high-profile Las Colinas building site

 

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Apartment builder JPI has purchased another development site in Las Colinas' booming Urban Center.

 

JPI bought more than five acres on the south side of Northwest Highway along the DART commuter rail line. 

 

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JPI plans to build 387 more apartments in the Jefferson on Promenade project it will build on the just-purchase Northwest Highway site. It has an option to buy the land next door for another 375 rental units.

 

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One of Frisco Station's developers plans huge new apartment community

 

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Plans filed with the city of Frisco show that the planned Preston Road apartment project will include a dozen 3-story buildings  along a broad central boulevard.


The land being used for the new rental community has been owned for decades by Rudman Family Partnership.



"This tract is part of the original 700-acre block that Mr. Rudman bought back in 1962," said Trey Sibley, general manager of the Rudman Partnership, which has 17,000 acres in North and Northeast Texas.  

"We have had the multi-family zoning since 1997 and are just now getting around to it.

 

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Three-story building with restaurants, rooftop patios, event center planned for old downtown Frisco

 

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A developer is planning a three-story building in old downtown Frisco that will include two rooftop patios, a rooftop park, restaurants, and an event center as well as retail and office space.

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“We’re trying to create the rebirth of downtown, where people can go eat, shop and stay,” Churchman said.


Churchman said his focus on this project is to maintain historical downtown Frisco.

“With the bigger projects happening along the Dallas North Tollway, sometimes we forget what started this city and [what started it is] right here in old downtown Frisco,” Churchman said.

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He is set to present the downtown project to the Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission on April 11, when he is expected to ask the commission to rezone the property to Old Town Commercial.


If approved by the P&Z and City Council, Churchman said he is expecting to break ground at the beginning of fall.

 

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New retail, restaurant development in works along Northwest Highway in Grapevine

 

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Chris Leighton, a broker for Westwood, said the company decided to purchase the land as Grapevine Station is 99 percent leased out.

 

Leighton said the development will feature high-end retail, office and restaurants spaces. He said a bank or pad site uses could be a possibility as well.

“We are still working with our architect to get the site plan where we want it but hopefully we will start some [ground] work later this year and start the [pad site] work off with two retail buildings and two office buildings in early 2018.”

 

 

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Hotel, corporate lodging concept starting near DFW Airport

 

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The franchised property, called WaterWalk Las Colinas, will be owned by a Wichita-based investment group led by Allen Dunne, CEO and owner of Dunne Investments and Dunne Property Co.


The property will be located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport near the George Bush Turnpike and West Royal Lane in Irving.


Each location will have added space typically seen in apartment homes with hotel services. The furnished and semi-furnished suites have a kitchen, washer and dryer, fitness center, bike storage and other amenities for residents and visitors.

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Irving developer to build 456-unit community in Richardson's Telecom Corridor

 

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The community, called Jefferson Woods, is underway by Irving-based JPI near North Central Expressway and Glenville Drive and expects to begin delivering units in summer 2018.


The property's location adjacent to Spring Creek Nature Area and the CityLine development in Richardson will attract a number of residents wanting to live near a work environment with amenities, said Matt Brendel, senior vice president and development partner at JPI.



The terms of the financing deal were undisclosed. Dallas-based JHP is the architecture firm designing the project.

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Las Colinas office buildings will get park in makeover

 

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"The differences are going to be night and day — very light and bright," Josh Hedderich, senior vice president of asset management for Parmenter, said in a statement. 

 

"Mandalay Tower 2's lobby will have a new reception desk, seating areas, and a lounge component with new furniture and pendant light fixtures."

 

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The redevelopment will include a 1-acre park built among the three high-rises. Complete Landsculpture designed the park area.

 

The renovations to the three towers are scheduled to be finished this summer.

 

 

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Aerospace giant Boeing to create global services HQ at Plano's Legacy West

 

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The newly formed company expects to be up and operational at the site in July.


The executive team for Boeing Global Services will serve about 20,000 employees throughout the world.



The central location in the United States will help assist in Boeing Global Services' plans for worldwide service, Deal said.


The business unit decided to put its headquarters in Dallas because Aviall currently has a sizable presence in North Texas. Availl Inc., a Boeing company specializing in aircraft parts, is located along Regent Boulevard in Dallas.


"It is their upper-level management with an exposure to an incredible array of companies from all over the world that will come and visit this location for business purposes," LaRosiliere told the DBJ.

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Frisco Station hotel project starts this week

 

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Construction kicks off this week on the next phase of the $1.5 billion Frisco Station development.


The first phase of the development will include an AC Hotel and Residence Inn -- both Marriott properties.



The new hotels will include 300 rooms.

NewcrestImage's project is also planned to include a Canopy by Hilton in another phase.

 

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Allen approves $91 million convention center and hotel on U.S. 75

 

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The 7-acre project on U.S. Highway 75 is intended to give the city a way to snag a slice of the growing event and meeting business in Collin County.


Dallas-based Altera Development is building the project, which will include a 300-room Marriott Hotel, 90,000 square feet of convention and meeting space and a 1,000-car parking garage.



"We had the expectation we would break ground a year ago, but we had the wrong design," Bowman said. "Now it's six stories, and we've made it larger."

Altera Development principal Mike Kennedy said the hotel will be operated as a Delta by Marriott, one of the company's newest full-service brands.

 

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Collin College starts construction of new training facility in McKinney

 

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Collin College broke ground Friday on the new Public Safety Training Center, which was also the official launch of the college’s master plan.


The new facility, which will be located at 3600 Redbud Blvd., McKinney, will house the college’s fire science and law enforcement academies and a professional development-training site for Collin County’s emergency services personnel. The center is being built in cooperation with the cities of McKinney and Allen. The cities will also provide funds for the new facility.



The 128,000-square-foot training center will include two multistory burn towers for fire training in residential and commercial firefighting settings. The Fire Science Academy areas of the facility will also include specialized simulators for training in hazardous materials fires and spills, civil aircraft and below-grade rescue in earth collapse extrications.


The center is expected to be complete by summer 2018.

 

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