Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving Two major developments, which together represent nearly $400 million in investment, are fast taking shape near the Irving Convention Center and Las Colinas Urban Center stations, thanks in part to DART Rail service. “When the two Las Colinas stations opened a few years ago, they effectively turned our community into a 352-acre transit-oriented development – and the latest projects show the power of light rail to attract significant private capital,” said Beth Bowman, president/CEO of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. The long-awaited Toyota Music Factory, the $175 million entertainment district located on Las Colinas Boulevard near the Irving Convention Center, began operating in September. The first area to open was The Pavilion, a convertible indoor-outdoor entertainment venue and rental space. Between the Irving Music Factory and the Irving Convention Center, Westin Hotels & Resorts is constructing the $110 million, 350-room Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel. The hotel should open by early 2019. Nearby on North O’Connor Boulevard, multifamily housing developer Gables Residential is constructing Water Street, a $100 million mixed-use community overlooking Lake Carolyn. The development is near the Las Colinas Urban Center Station. Also in Irving, Verizon is developing its $1 billion Hidden Ridge mixed-use development, which will include Pioneer Natural Resources’ new headquarters. DART will build the deferred Carpenter Ranch Station to serve the area. 18 The Irving Convention Center Station enables thousands of workers and visitors to reach the Irving Convention Center, Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel and Toyota Music Factory.

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