Two more mixed-use developments are on the way in Richardson

Two real estate projects in the works will bring hundreds of new apartments, retail space and an office tower to Richardson.
Richardson already has North Texas’ largest development — the $1.5 billion CityLine project on Bush Turnpike that is anchored by State Farm Insurance’s new campus.
Now, other major developments are planned nearby.
Property owners on the east side of North Central Expressway near Campbell Road plan to redevelop an old Richardson office complex into a mixed-use project.
The proposed development would include a new office high-rise plus more than 500 apartments to be constructed on a tract between Greenville Avenue and North Central.
The site now has about 145,000 square feet of aging office space in a handful of low-rise buildings.
Property owners Fobare Commercial and AGF have filed plans with the city of Richardson that show a 15-story office tower and two four-story apartment complexes that would replace the old office space on the east side of U.S. Highway 75.
“Hunt Development Co. out of El Paso is our partner,” developer Tod Fobare said Wednesday. “We hope to start construction in the fourth quarter.”
Hunt Development is already an apartment developer in North Texas. It has projects in Frisco and Allen.
The 13-acre Richardson project would be the second phase of the Eastside retail and apartment development that was built in 2007 at the southeast corner of North Central and Campbell.
The city of Richardson describes the project as “a pedestrian-oriented community center providing living, shopping, dining and employment environments.”
Farther to the west in Richardson, Dallas-based developer Wynne Jackson Inc. has teamed up with the University of Texas at Dallas on another mixed-use project.
The 13-acre project would be located on Synergy Park Boulevard near Floyd Road at the north end of UTD’s campus.
Plans filed with the city say that the development would include 384 apartments, more than a dozen townhomes plus 26,780 square feet of retail space. The project would be built on land owned by the university that is adjacent to a future Cotton Belt commuter rail station site.
“We are very excited about this opportunity,” said developer Clyde Jackson. “We are in a joint venture with Balfour Beatty on this project and they are fantastic to work with.”
The development is envisioned as “a mixed-use neighborhood intended to primarily serve UTD students, faculty and staff,” filings with Richardson by the developer and UTD say.
Wynne Jackson is a longtime Dallas-based residential and commercial developer.
Design and engineering firm Jacobs prepared plans for the project.
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, a division of Balfour Beatty Investments, is a co-developer of the project with Wynne Jackson, and Balfour Beatty Construction will be the contractor.