Billingsley kicks off new office campus project in Plano
Developer Billingsley Co. has started work on the first two buildings in a new Plano office campus.
The project is near the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Bush Turnpike in the International Business Park.
"This one took a while to get off the ground — we had it designed almost a year ago," said Lucy Burns, Billingsley Co. partner and daughter of Lucy Billingsley. "It will be the nicest building we have done out there — four stories with a lot more glass."
A separate single-story amenity center will house a fitness center, conference facilities and food service.
The 180,000-square-foot office building is the latest in more than a dozen projects Billingsley has built in International Business Park since the 1990s. Show Full Story
"It will open in June of 2020," Burns said. "We have very little space left out there to lease, so the timing of this project is great."
The 300-acre mixed-use development has more than 1.4 million square feet of space in existing buildings.
The new campus will eventually add almost another 1 million square feet in five planned buildings.
Dallas architect GFF designed the project.
"We've designed it as a campus with the amenity building for everyone right at the center," company CEO Lucy Billingsley said. "A spine park will run through it connecting all the buildings.
"The whole campus will have a nice sensibility to it."
The new office buildings are just to the east of where Billingsley built its 500-unit Sloane Street apartments.
"When we first did International Business Park, it was more traditional offices," Billingsley said. "Now we are moving into a more mixed-use campus."
The 180,000-square-foot office building, shown in a rendering, is the first of up to five planned on the site.