JUNE 1, 2021 - Allen-based developer JaRyCo started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed-use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH 121) and Alma Drive. Work will begin with the developer's $25 million infrastructure package, including the roads and utilities, followed by construction of West Lake Park, the phase one trails and the public parking garage.
The Farm in Allen will embrace the property’s natural beauty with a 1 1/2-acre lake, over 2 ½ miles of hike and bike trails, a 16-acre greenbelt along Watters Creek and four additional park areas. The development will tie into the extensive City of Allen hike and bike trail system and will also include several energy efficient and sustainable design features.
JaRyCo announced it will develop 102,000 square feet of class A office space, called FarmWORK One. The three-story building will be located across from The Central District and will include several healthy building elements, such as outdoor, Wi-Fi-equipped work areas, touchless features throughout the building, oversized stairs, multiple restroom facilities on each floor and HVAC systems with high-efficiency air filtration, ionization treatment and electronically monitored increased outside air circulation. Construction will begin in 2021 with completion planned for summer 2022.
The project will also include The Hub - a family-friendly food and beverage anchored entertainment venue - to join the project as its first Texas location. Notable features of the family-friendly district include: 10 planned restaurants with shared seating, a large stage for live music, movies and streaming sports; covered lawn space; unique dining and retail options; and connectivity to the city's trail system. We're sure The Hub will be a hit with families and employers alike!
Update provided in June 2021 by the Allen Economic Development Corporation.