Friday, February 21, 2020

Allen City Council Greenlights an 80-acre Development!

Dallas Morning News Editor, Steve Brown writes that the city council has approved The Avenue, an 80-acre mixed-use development at the southwest corner of SH 121 and Alma Rd.

The development, previously known as Allen Sports Village, will include: 
  • one million sf of office space,
  • 65 single-family homes,​
  • 1,600 urban residential units,
  • three hotels, and 
  • 275,000 sf of retail and restaurant space.

File:Flag of Allen, Texas.png - Wikimedia CommonsMany of the shops and dining venues will be built in old shipping containers. A food hall and a central outdoor plaza with water features will be included.

Developer Thakkar originally proposed building a $500 million sports complex with a cricket stadium, but the deal was canceled after neighborhood opposition and the departure of a key player.