Monday, July 20, 2015

Developer Craig Hall plans makeover for his Frisco office park

The largest and oldest office park in Frisco is being planned for a makeover.  
The 162-acre Hall Office Park at the Dallas North Tollway at Gaylord Parkway dates back to 1997.
When developer Craig Hall started the project there weren’t even roads leading to the development.
Now there are more than a dozen office buildings with 2 million square feet of space.
Hall said to update the development for its business tenants, he’s working on plans to add restaurants and retail space plus more features.
“Legacy business park did a great job and we are very impressed with that,” Hall said. “We are going to emphasize our greenspace and gardens, too.
“We have 35 percent of our land in landscaping and gardens – nobody else does that,” he said. “Everybody else is building more urban and dense, which is fine.”
With Hall Office Park approaching 20 years in age, Hall said it’s time to upgrade elements of the highly successful project.
“We are looking at renewing everything.”
Hall Financial is making its move at the namesake office campus at the same time three more major office developments are underway in Frisco.
Frisco Station, Wade Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ Star complex are all planned with millions of square feet of new office space.
Last year Hall opened his 16th building in the business campus. The 200,000-square-foot 3001 Dallas Parkway building is eight stories tall and faces the tollway.
Tenants in the building include Imagine Communications Corp. and The Botsford Group.   
Steve Brown/ Dallas Morning News