The project aims to create a live-work-play environment where the old mall used to be. The Centurion American team started with an underground parking garage, which has been poured already. According to a press release, the garage was designed to “ensure adequate parking for residents and their guests as well as for shoppers and diners at the 340,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, while ensuring a more attractive community with landscaped parks more visible than parking.”
The parks, which were aided in design by community input and the City of Plano, will make up the bulk of the eight acres of park space within the Collin Creek community, a press release said. Starlight Park on the west side of the property and Sunrise Park on the east side will provide green gathering spaces and 1.6 miles of walking trails.
In addition to the parking garage’s concrete being laid down and community input guiding the design of incoming parks, new roads have been paved the city recently completed the installation of a sanitary sewer and began reinforcements for the three underground culverts.
The culverts, which were originally constructed when the mall opened in the 1980s, have to be reinforced before construction can continue. These culverts, or storm drains, are expected to be finished in mid-2024, Plano Director of Special Projects Peter Braster told WFAA.
“Since this project began in 2019, the City of Plano has been a model partner in creating the vision for Collin Creek,” said Centurion American Vice President Rob Romo. “Our ongoing collaboration with the city will help Collin Creek become the focal point of the downtown Plano region.”
Still to come is construction of the podium structures, which will begin in early 2024, according to the development group. The single family townhouse parcel of the property’s pre-selected builders (Ashton Woods, Brightland Homes and Mattamy Homes) will begin selecting buyers for the planned 500 homes in early 2024. The Townhomes at Collin Creek will have a starting price in the upper $480,000s, according to a press release.
When the project is said and done, the new property will feature restaurants, shopping, a hotel, townhomes and public parks. In 2024, we can expect the development’s parking garage, the two public parks and some retail establishments to open for business.