The Dallas Morning News

Billingsle­y designs new office project

Constructi­on to start inside Internatio­nal Business Park this fall

- By STEVE BROWN Real Estate Editor Twitter: @Stevebrown­dmn

Developer Billingsle­y Co. is preparing to start constructi­on on the next building in its Internatio­nal Business Park.

The mixed-use developmen­t is near the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Plano Parkway in Plano and Carrollton

Billingsle­y finished the first of five new buildings planned at Internatio­nal Business Park last fall.

Now constructi­on is gearing up on the next phase, a 252,000-square-foot office at 6261 W. Plano Parkway.

“We have been very encouraged by the number of businesses who were willing to make long-term real estate decisions in the midst of COVID and the work-from-home environmen­t we have been living through,” Lucy Burns, partner at Billingsle­y, said in a statement. “Our newest building has been well-received by the market and is already 55% leased.

“So we have designed the next phase and plan to break ground on it in early fall.”

Tenants in the just-completed office include Alto Pharmacy, Premier Lending, Bluewater Learning, Tridius Tech, Amwins and Tri Pointe Homes.

Five buildings with almost 1 million square feet of space are planned in the new campus designed by Dallas architect GFF.

The next one will be built next to the amenity center and park and will have outdoor gardens with fountains, seating and a walking trail.

“With this next building, we are incorporat­ing all of our learnings from the last year and including more safety and wellness features, balconies and outdoor meeting spaces, upgraded HVAC filtration systems, increasing fresh air intake in elevators, etc.,” Burns said. “We have focused a tremendous amount of time on connecting the indoors and outdoors in practical ways for tenants to enjoy.”

Trevor Franke and Gini Rounsavill­e of JLL are leasing the building.

The Internatio­nal Business Park amenity center has a fitness center, conference and event space, and a tenant lounge.

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