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Construction Begins on Second Office Building at Frisco Station

Roughly 5.5 million square feet of office space is planned in "the heart of one of the most innovative and fastest-growing corridors in the nation."
By Alice Zhang |
Van Trust Real Estate

Kansas City-based VanTrust Real Estate LLC, a real estate development company,announced that it will be developing its second office building in Frisco, The Offices Two, at Frisco Station. Construction on the six-story office tower will begin this month and is slated to be completed next year.

Frisco Station, the 242-acre development located at the northwest quadrant of the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway, will total 5 million square feet of planned office space upon completion of The Offices Two, which is the second of five designed office buildings at Frisco Station. Amenities of the new office building will include a tenant lounge, structured parking area, fitness center equipped with locker rooms and showers, shared tenant conference facility, and grab-and-go food service.

The development of The Offices Two is spurred by VanTrust’s first office building in Frisco Station, The Offices One, which was completed in December 2017 and is adjacent from the construction of the new building. In fact, the first office building included a parking garage with sufficient capacity for the new building, which VanTrust had intended to build from the initial phase.

“[The Offices Two] will be a close replication of our first building: large floor plates, floor-to-ceiling glass, directly adjacent to truly walkable amenities like the retail component of The Star, and adjacent to multifamily options and hotel options,” said Geoff Meyer, executive VP of development for VanTrust Real Estate.

Additionally, the technology incorporated into The Office Two differentiates it from others, as it is one of the first buildings in the U.S. to include ground-up AT&T 5G network. As companies look for ways to gather more data, and consumers continue to use data at an unprecedented rate, VanTrust says that having this new technology will improve the network for users, particularly from the speed component.

The Offices Two is within walking distance to more than 50 retail, restaurant, and entertainment options in Frisco Station, along with 32 acres of trails and park spaces. More residential spaces are increasing, too, as Frisco Station is planned to have more than 2,400 residential options available once Station House, the first urban living community to launch in the complex, is completed. The area’s rapid corporate, residential, and entertainment expansion played a major role in attracting VanTrust to Frisco.

“If you look at the region in general, West Plano and Frisco, the map is represented well with a corporate ‘Who’s Who’ list—certainly everyone’s familiar with Toyota and JP Morgan. You’ve got the Dallas North Tollway, which really is the business spine of the metro,” said Meyer. “Frisco has demonstrated to be very, very pro-business and aggressive in their recruitment of corporate tenants. Then, you have the demographic piece of Frisco- they’ve got a tremendous school system and a very well, highly-educated workforce.”

HKS Inc. has been selected as the project architect for the building, while Manhattan Construction will serve as the contractor. Kimley Horn and Associates will serve as the civil engineer of record, and the property will be marketed and leased by the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Cushman & Wakefield.

“The Offices Two at Frisco Station is a continuation of our goal to provide efficient, highly amenitzied office space to meet the needs of prospective clients who want to work in the heart of one of the most innovative and fastest-growing corridors in the nation,” said Meyer.

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