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Apartments could be headed to former J.C. Penney campus

A new canopy design at both the north and south entries will become a dramatic new visual element that can feature provide branding opportunity for J. C. Penney and new tenants. HKS INC.

The existing atrium will be transformed to incorporate multiple functions with new lighter, brighter finishes and an interesting geometry which supports circulation and interaction. HKS, INC.

The new south entry will feature a collaborative "bridge" to connect existing building "pods." HKS, INC.

A bridge becomes a "floating box" that can be branded and offers an existing view of the atrium.


A large central planter was reimagined as a "play-house" collaboration zone for formal and informal meeting supported by the latest technology. HKS, INC.

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According to a report from the Dallas Morning News, Dreien Opportunity Partners is looking to add nearly 800 apartments to The Campus at Legacy West in Plano.

Dreien purchased the former J.C. Penney campus about two years ago and has since worked to convert theproperty into a mixed-use development. Show Full Story

Dreien received the green light from Plano's planning and zoning commission to develop additional buildings adjacent to the more than 1-million-square-foot office building, the report said.

Plans for the buildings still must be approved by Plano City Council before Dreien can proceed.

Dreien's Sam Ware said that he's working with Trammell Crow Residential and Kairoi Residential for the apartment communities, according to the report.

"This allows walkability, recruiting and many benefits to all these companies, considering 50 percent of their workforce live in multifamily projects somewhere," Ware said.

Dreien closed on the former J.C. Penney campus on Dec. 30, 2016, for $353 million. The Dallas developer was expecting to spend more than $120 million upgrading the office space into a Class A building at the time.

J.C. Penney still leases within the multi-tenant office building, joined by operations for NTT Data.


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