Thousands of Chase Workers Are Making the Big Move to the New Legacy West Campus in Plano

The first 2,000 workers have moved into JPMorgan Chase's huge new campus in Plano.The more than $300 million, 1 million-square-foot office campus is part of the $3 billion Legacy West development at State Highway 121 and the Dallas North Tollway.Thousands of Chase employees from across the Dallas-Fort Worth started relocating the to 49-acre development back in September."On May 3 of last year we had the gold shovels for the ground breaking - this was all just dirt," said Don Perez, executive director in Chase's global real estate division. "Sixteen months later we are moving the first people in."Perez said the campus is configured for a maximum of 6,500 workers spread between three big office buildings that are nearing completion."It took us seven weeks to occupy this first building," said Chase managing director Steve Hemperly. "The logistics of getting more than 2,000 people into this facility with as little disruption as possible has been a herculean task."The move has been largely by function or division," Hemperly said. "One week we moved all of our technology people and the next week we moved our legal people and risk people."Most of the workers in the first Chase building on Communications Parkway came from locations in Lewisville and further south on the Dallas North Tollway near Belt Line Road."When we came up with the concept, we had 22 different buildings strewn across the Metroplex which really didn't make a lot of since," Hemperly said. "We knew we needed to do something a lot bigger and this is it.  Continue reading...

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