What’s being built at Frisco Station?
Short Answer: Office buildings, hotels and apartment
The first office building is seven stories high on Dallas North Tollway in Frisco
Hotels: Two are going in at Frisco Station, with 650 hotel rooms planned. Look for Marriott’s Residence Inn and AC Hotel.
Apartment units: 301 units at first, with 2,400 planned
Tall Answer: Frisco Station will see a big building going up. An apartment building will become part of the Frisco skyline …
Skyhouse Frisco Station: 322 units in a 25-story residential building by Novato Group with Batson-Cook Development. Expected opening: 2019 with choices from three-bedrooms, two BDR, one BDR and studio plus some bigger premium units at the top.
How much in square feet? Frisco Station plans for 300,000 square feet of retail space and 5.5 million in office space square feet
Location: Near The Star to the north of where the Dallas Cowboys facilities are in Frisco TX. And don’t forget there was already a 17-story residential building going up from Blue Star Land and Columbus Realty. Plus the Omni Frisco is already at The Star
Key words to know: Instant mass density and mixed use real estate
Message being heard across the country? Want in? Get to Texas as fast as you can …
Things to do: Book your group for a tour of The Star. Look on CollinCountyMagazine.com for directions and tour reservations.
We are all still hoping for the best for Collin Creek Mall.
Once vibrant, now much quieter during the annual gift-giving shopping season.
Take a look a the area’s potential.
Allen is growing fast.
From the drawing board to finish, we are watching history being made every day in Allen, Texas, as more families and companies move into North Texas. This video from the Allen EDC is from January 2016, and you can see the positive growth Allen is taking.
From Allen EDC: Allen is home to many businesses, and we’re proud of every single one. From our diverse, well-educated population to our business-friendly economic development corporation, we give the companies that call us home the tools they need to succeed. To find out if this is the family for you, visit AllenEDC.com.
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Did you know? Allen, Texas, is home to many businesses, and the Allen Economic Development Commission is proud of every single one. From a diverse, well-educated population to our business-friendly economic development corporation, Allen gives the companies that call us home the tools they need to succeed.
Video by Allen EDC
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The McKinney National Airport recently broke ground on a new 10,000-square-foot hangar that will accommodate transient aircraft, from single-engine aircraft to medium-size jet aircraft for either long-term or short-term stays. The airport secured contracts to completely fill the new hangar before construction began.
“As more pilots learn McKinney National Airport is a first-rate option for corporate jets, general aviation and business customers, hangar space will continue to be in high demand,” said Ken Wiegand, McKinney National Airport Director. “We offer incredible amenities like on-site customs, a location on the fringe of Class-B airspace and award-winning ground services. McKinney National Airport is open for business.”
McKinney National Airport is home to business aircraft that travel worldwide. In 2012, the airport received national designation by the FAA and renamed the airport to McKinney National Airport to don its newly earned categorical ranking. The national category designation is earned by the number of annual operations, sophistication of infrastructure, aero-medical service and number and type of based aircraft. Only 84 general aviation airports in the country are in this national category.
McKinney Air Center, the fixed-base operator (FBO) that provides fuel and other services to aircraft at McKinney National Airport, was voted the best in the nation in the 2016 Pilots’ Choice Awards by FltPlan.com. In addition, the Pete and Nancy Huff Air Traffic Control Tower at McKinney National Airport was named #3 in the Pilots’ Choice Awards and was also awarded the 2015 Facility of the Year by Robinson Aviation Inc. for its significant contributions to the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System.
Ad valorem tax revenue generated by the airport and FBO helps pays for local road improvements, emergency services, education and more. Additional information
Boeing has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July.
Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere said, “On behalf of the city of Plano, we are thrilled to welcome an iconic 100-year- innovative company like Boeing. Through the partnership with our city and the many amenities of Legacy West, we look forward to helping Boeing Global Services deliver on its mission.”
Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in northwest Plano, the company announced on PRNewswire on Wednesday afternoon.
Boeing Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and some support staff will be situated at the site, which will serve as a central hub for approximately 20,000 employees located around the globe.
“Texas continues to be a global powerhouse in business expansion and relocation because of our economic policies that encourage industry leaders, like Boeing, to expand their operations here,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “As governor, I will continue to promote a low-tax and reasonable regulatory environment that removes barriers to entry and provides certainty for developing industries. I am proud to welcome Boeing’s new Global Services unit to Texas and look forward to working with them further to continue their expansion in the Lone Star State.”
Boeing selected the greater Dallas area because it’s centrally located within Boeing’s U.S. footprint, has good proximity to major operations for commercial customers and defense partners, and serves as a transportation hub that will allow the company to reach customers quickly and efficiently.
Deal, a veteran Boeing exec, said, “We are excited to establish the Global Services headquarters in Plano. We have a fixed focus on serving our customers worldwide, and this location assists in our mission of providing uncompromising service worldwide.”
Boeing will host an opening ceremony at the new location once Boeing Global Services is operational in July.
In November 2016, Boeing announced the Deal would be leading Global Services, which will be formed by integrating the services capabilities of the defense, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services will provide agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and defense customers worldwide.
The word on the street is Plano is about to land another big company. This one makes airplanes.
Update on April 5: Boeing will be moving the global services division to Plano and landing at Legacy West.
Boeing Global Services will bring together core capabilities currently within Commercial Aviation Services and Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Global Services & Support group. While some defense and commercial customer fleet support will remain within the two existing business units, the new unit will provide a broad portfolio of advanced services and incorporate the capabilities of various Boeing subsidiaries, including Aviall and Jeppesen.
Veteran Boeing executive Stan Deal was appointed in 2016 as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services.
Boeing announced Deal, 52, brings three decades of broad aerospace experience to his new leadership role. Since 2014 he has served as senior vice president of Boeing’s Commercial Aviation Services business, delivering consecutive years of record performance. Previously, he was vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Management and Operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, responsible for Supplier Management, Fabrication, Propulsion Systems and Quality groups. Deal joined the company as an engineer on the C-17 military aircraft program and also held senior roles in sales and marketing.
“Stan is an exceptionally capable and experienced leader, and he’s ideally prepared to stand up an integrated Boeing services business to expand our share of a global commercial and defense services market worth an estimated $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years,” Muilenburg said. “Substantial services growth is core to Boeing’s strategy as we enter our second century, and this move is a key enabler to accelerate our efforts and provide increasing value to our customers.”
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What you need to know about Mitsuwa Marketplace Plano
Grand opening: The Plano, Texas, Mitsuwa Marketplace is pushing forward toward its grand opening just west of U.S. 75 on Friday, April 14, 2017.
Mitsuwa Marketplace announced special sales featuring delicious Wagyu beef, premium Japanese rice, and snacks. Mitsuwa Marketplace says it will prepare some special gifts for kids.
“At Mitsuwa Marketplace, you’ll be transported to the heart of Japan. The restaurants serve authentic Japanese food and the shops offer the same items you’ll find today in Japan.”
Grand-opening week schedule:
* Tuesday, April 11 Pre-opening 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
* Friday, April 14 Grand-opening 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
* Saturday, April 15 Regular store hours 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
100 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75023
Mitsuwa phone: 972-517-1715
Restaurants 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.