The Warren Buffett-backed $1.5 billion, 433-acre mixed-use development in The Colony — will get a new centerpiece to the Nebraska Furniture Mart-anchored project: A 100-acre lifestyle center. The lifestyle center, which is about the size of Toyota North America's new corporate campus at Plano's Legacy West, will bring roughly 1.5 million square feet of residential office and a number of attractions to this part of The Colony, Jeff Lind, president of Grandscape, told the Dallas Business Journal. The exact footprint of the lifestyle center has yet to be determined because Grandscape developers have grand plans to build "very large-scale entertainment venues," and some of the deals haven't been completed yet, Lind said. In all, the center could total 1.5 million square feet including a luxury high-rise apartment tower (10- to 12-stories), office space on the second or third floor atop ground-floor retail space and plenty of retail space with entertainment venues. Construction on the center began Tuesday with an official groundbreaking ceremony.
- Dallas Business Journal, March 28, 2017