First Look: New McKinney Mixed-use Project by Legacy West Team

Developers are giving the first look at the next new mixed-use corporate park planned for North Texas - this time in McKinney.Called Southgate, the 60-acre development is being planned by part of the same team of builders responsible for the $3 billion Legacy West development in Plano.The project at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 75 and State Highway 121, will include office space, apartments, retail and restaurant buildings and a commons area with two acres of green space, water features, outdoor dining and a stage for performances."The Southgate project is a strategic urban node that marks the southern entryway to McKinney with a range of employment and lifestyle amenities that will be attractive to the entire community," Barry Hand, Principal with Gensler, the architect for the development, said in a statement. "The project is organized around open, green spaces comprised of water features, lawns for events and native landscape inspired by the prairie heritage of north Texas."Developers KDC and Columbus Realty - two of the partners in the Legacy West development - are working on the Southgate project along with ATR/Corinth.KDC is marketing the project for office tenants and ATR/Corinth is looking for restaurant and retail tenants.Early architectural drawing for the project show a variety of mid-rise and low rise commercial buildings with landscaped green space."We are committed to creating a world-class employment center and a new destination in McKinney to complement the other great attractions and centers of commerce in our community," Darrell Auterson, President of McKinney Economic Development Corp said.Formerly called Gateway, the mixed-use project is considered the front door to McKinney on U.S. 75.The development has been in the works for more than a decade and currently includes a Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, an office and industrial facility for Emerson Process Management and a campus for Collin College.Early this year the city of McKinney, which owns the development side, chose the team of developers to complete the project.  Continue reading...

Read More

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us