Exclusive: Inside the $2B Legacy West's retail-centric vision taking shape in West Plano

In less than year, Fehmi Karahan's retail-centric vision for the $2 billion, 255-acre Legacy West mixed-use development has begun taking shape, with a number of retailers lined up to set up shop. At one point, Karahan, president of Plano-based The Karahan Cos., had up to eight construction cranes working on the initial $400 million phase of Legacy West, which will bring about 300,000 square feet of retail space, 800,000 square feet of office space, about 600 apartment homes and four parking decks. /.cropped hover-fade Fehmi Karahan's 300,000 square-feet of mixed use retail at Legacy West rises behind him. So far, big restaurant and retail names, such as Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse,

Legacy West Development Expands With New Custom Homes

Dallas-based Republic Property Group purchased a 12-acre tract within Legacy West, a $2B, 255-acre mixed-use development, where the company will parcel out home lots that will later be built up by Scott Felder Homes DFW. Villas at Legacy West, as the project will be known, will cost about $100M to develop 127 custom townhomes, according to the Dallas Business Journal. The homes will be one-, two- and three-story detached townhomes between nearly 2k SF and 3,600 SF and will start around $500k. Construction will begin by Q4. Legacy West, centered in West Plano, is poised to become a residential hub with several notable moves to the area, including Toyota, JP Morgan Chase, Capital One and Liber

CEO Jim Lentz: 75 percent of Toyota’s 4,000 U.S. employees may make move to Plano

As many as 75 percent of Toyota's 4,000 U.S. employees may make the move to the company’s new North American headquarters in Plano, CEO Jim Lentz said Monday. The number is based on early, informal responses from employees, Lentz said at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The numbers are higher than the roughly 60 percent the company had loosely anticipated, Lentz said. If the 75 percent rate holds, it would mean about 3,000 employees move to Plano, leaving about 1,000 new jobs to be filled, Lentz said, according to a Dallas Morning News report from the auto show. Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has completed an organizational structure for the consolidation in wes

Council approves sales tax bonds for Toyota Stadium improvements

The National Soccer Hall of Fame is set to be housed at Toyota Stadium Frisco City Council approved issuing tax exempt sales tax revenue bonds to fund improvements at Toyota Stadium during its Jan. 5 meeting. The total amount of the bonds to be sold will not exceed $39 million. The bonds will fund additions to the stadium, including the future location of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The 24,000-square-foot hall of fame is scheduled to have a soft opening by December 2017. Construction for the stadium improvements is set to begin this year.

Help Doc Lawson bring soccer to Liberia

Enjoy brunch at world-class Blue Mesa Grill on us as we partner to support global game changer Doc Lawson. The former US Olympian and Dallas Sidekicks pro soccer star is helping to restore hope to the children of his homeland, Liberia, West Africa. Rebounding from a 15-year civil war, the nation of Liberia is in a social crisis. With 80% of the population under age 18 and too much idle time, the children are lost and desperate for wholesome activities and solid role models. Founded by the United States in 1822, ten of Liberia’s first 12 presidents were Americans. Doc Lawson and his foundation Donami have partnered with the government/YMCA of Liberia, the Dallas Sidekicks, Metro Dallas Ys, an

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