Last week when Legacy West opened, Windrose Avenue was closed to traffic so visitors could walk in the large boulevard and see the new development.
The new Liberty Mutual building on the horizon–which is still being built–seemed to symbolize that Legacy West is not fully finished. But the new development had enough restaurants and shops ready to celebrate the new space in Plano, Texas, which is one of the largest developments to ever take place in the state.
“It’s nice to have things closer,” Frisco resident Emily Herbold said. “There’s a variety of things for a variety of people whether you’re a single person or have a family.”
The streets at Legacy West are lined with restaurants of all varieties, from upscale dining like Dallas’ favorite Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, sister restaurant’s True Foods and North Italy to the all so popular Shake Shack. Read more about the restaurants here.
Herbold won’t need to go downtown anymore to find things to do, and she likes everything else that is being built out, including the new companies moving to Plano.
“Corporate opportunities are right next door now,” she said.
Thanks to a great tax incentive by the City of Plano and the Legacy West development, several huge companies are moving in the area. Legacy West and Plano have attracted Toyota Motor North America, Liberty Mutual Insurance and JPMorgan Chase & Co, and most recently, Boeing has announced it will relocate its global services division headquarters in the area too. Read more about how Collin County is transforming.
“We’re excited to see this,” said Beth J, who has lived in Plano for 15 years.
“I do wonder how this is going to increase taxes and traffic,” she said. “But I think it’s great for the economy.”
To alleviate traffic, the North Texas Toll Authority has been hard at work on the Dallas North Toll.
Improvements include an additional lane in each direction on the north toll. A northbound lane will be added between Trinity Mills Road and the Sam Rayburn Tollway, and a southbound lane will be added between the Sam Rayburn Tollway and the Belt Line Road exit.
“Work on the project is scheduled to be completed in early 2018, weather permitting,” according to an NTTA press release.
Because of the new development, it’s going to attract visitors from across the DFW area.
Steve Hussman visited Legacy West from Fort Worth.
“I had to come check it out,” he said. “The way they have it setup with offices, restaurants and living is pretty nice. I’ll definitely come back.”