Early site work has begun on property to the east of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Bush Turnpike Station, where developer KDC is building a $1.5 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented development (TOD) anchored by a State Farm Insurance office complex. State Farm has already leased 1.5 million square feet of office space there to accommodate at least 7,000 employees.
The KDC development should help to secure a connection to the proposed Cotton Belt Rail Line at the existing Bush Turnpike Station, which would expand regional rail travel to UT Dallas in Richardson, D/FW International Airport, downtown Fort Worth and other cities in between. The development site also enjoys excellent accessibility from regional highways, as it is strategically situated near the interchange of the President George Bush Turnpike and US-75.
In December 2012 KDC announced plans to build a TOD project on 38.5 acres of land adjacent to the Bush Turnpike Station. The development comprises the lion’s share of a larger 57.1 acre mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood that has been planned for the area since 2011. As a complement to the State Farm office complex, KDC’s plans include up to 1,200 urban-style multi-family units, medical office space, a limited-service hotel and connection to the City’s regional trail system. The remaining 18.6 acres will be developed by the Zale Corson Group with approximately 800 multi-family units, including retail-ready ground floor space, structured parking and extensive streetscape amenities.