KDC Names Richardson Project, Reveals Details for First Phase

A rendering of CityLine Plaza, looking east on State Street in Richardson.
A rendering of CityLine Plaza, looking east on State Street in Richardson.

KDC’s massive transit-oriented project now has a name: CityLine. The company’s 186-acre, $1.5 billion mixed-use development is being built near North Central Expressway and State Highway 190.

Walt Mountford, executive vice president at KDC, said CityLine was a natural choice, as it’s on the border of Richardson and Plano, adjacent to DART’s existing light rail station, and surrounded by key highways and two major thoroughfares.

A $600 million, 2.3 million-square-foot first phase of CityLine is slated for completion in early 2015. It will be built on a portion of the site that’s west of Plano Road near the DART station. Along with State Farm’s 1.5 million-square-foot office campus, the first phase will include a 150-room hotel, 520 apartment units, an 18,000-square-foot wellness and fitness facility, a 41,000-square-foot medical office building, a 3.5-acre park with trails, and 92,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, and entertainment space.

Retail Street Advisors has been selected to handle leasing of the retail space.

A signature component of the first phase will be CityLine Plaza, designed by Office of James Burnett, the landscape architect behind Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park.

KDC broke ground on CityLine in January, kicking off construction with State Farm’s three-building corporate campus. Upon completion, the development will contain about 6 million square feet of office space, two hotels, close to 4,000 multifamily units, three parks, and 300,000 square feet of grocery, restaurant, entertainment and retail space.

Corgan is the State Farm office architect and Omniplan is the CityLine retail architect and master planner. Kimley-Horn is the civil engineer.

“CityLine has been a team sport, and KDC has been fortunate to work with great designers and development partners to create an outstanding place for the community,” said Steve Van Amburgh, CEO of KDC, in a statement.