Now you can train with Jason Witten or at least alongside a 12-foot image of him while using the same kind of state-of-the-art fitness equipment they use at north Texas’s second location of Cowboys Fit, which just opened this week in Plano.

Charlotte Jones Anderson, 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov, and Plano mayor Harry LaRosiliere were on hand Tuesday for the grand opening of Cowboys Fit Plano, a 20,000-square foot facility at 4817 West Park Blvd., Ste 800, near the intersection of Park Blvd. and Preston Road. (more…)

After working independently for 15 years, broker Brad Holden has decided to join The Associates. He will be based out of the Frisco office in the Dallas Cowboys’ Star Development.

“The reason why I decided to jump on board was because of who The Associates are and how they have Stillwater Capital as a branch of who they are. This allows me a tremendous opportunity on the commercial development side,” Holden said. “They are also the best at promoting high-end luxury properties which is another big focus that I want to jump into.”

He admits that working for a brokerage for the first time will be challenging. However, he also believes that the potential opportunities more than outweigh the lesser things he will be giving up.

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The Cheney Group — helmed by Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney — just joined Robert Elliott’s firm, The Associates. Aimee Schreiner and Lauri Ann Hanson are hanging their sign with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Tis the season for new brokerages! This fall has been an active migration season for agents across the region, with many finding new homes with high-end labels both new and old. This week we see some major steam gathering up north, with two one big move in Frisco. Mostly known in Dallas for its personalized service, Robert Elliott’s brokerage — The Associates — just gained Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney’s eponymous group. And two-gal powerhouse team Dwell Partners Realty is forging a new direction with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. 

Not only that, but Robert Elliott has opened up an office inside the $1.5 billion, 200,000-plus-square-foot development dubbed The Star

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WalletHub recently named Frisco as one of the three best places for real estate in the country. The Oxford Economic forecast projects Denton county will be the fastest growing economy in the nation over the next five years, and Collin county the second —in the nation. Remember Frisco lies in both counties. Let’s also not forget that Money magazine selected Frisco as one of the best places to live in America.

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We have the perfect place, our Inwood House of the Week, at 4926 Longvue in the gated community of The Lakes on Legacy.

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The Legacy West development in Frisco, designed by Ross Conway and his team at Gensler. All photos and renderings: Ross Conway

The Legacy West development in Frisco, designed by Ross Conway and his team at Gensler. All photos and renderings: Ross Conway

In our ongoing series, Interview with an Architect, we speak with leading voices in the North Texas architecture community and learn about their work, development issues in our community, and good design practices and principals (you can read the last one here).

Ross Conway

Ross Conway

Ross Conway, AIA, LEED AP, is Senior Associate and Design Director in the Lifestyle Studio at Gensler’s Dallas offices, where he has worked for almost 14 years.

His portfolio includes big names like the Dallas Cowboys Headquarters (The Star) in Frisco, the Legacy West addition in Frisco, Preston Hollow Village, The Shops at Park Lane, The Gate in Frisco, The Music Factory in Irving, and the Brazos Riverfront in Waco.

One of his current tasks is the $100-million Bishop Arts redevelopment in North Oak Cliff, an enterprise he calls “a once-in-a-career project for me.”

Conway grew up in Arlington and earned a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his wife recently built a house in Urban Reserve, a Lake Highlands neighborhood of 50 modern, single-family homes, designed by a select group of regionally and nationally recognized architects, including Evan Beattie, the first person we interviewed for this series. He’s also on the architectural review committee there.

CandysDirt: Where are you with the Bishop Arts redevelopment?

Ross Conway: We will finish the design in next few months, and [developer] Exxir Capital wants to start construction in August for phase one. We want to gradually grow it over a two-year process, getting it built out to let people get used to it, and to take into consideration people’s concerns.

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An artist rendering of the Town Center of Frisco Station. Photo courtesy of city of Frisco.

An artist rendering of the Town Center of Frisco Station. Photo courtesy of city of Frisco.

More big news for Frisco as the Rudman Partnership, Hillwood Properties, and VanTrust Real Estate sign on the dotted line for the development partnership of Frisco Station, a $1.7 billion deal.

This 242-acre mixed-use development will be located along the Dallas North Tollway, north of Warren Parkway. It will surround the Star, the headquarters and training facilities for the Dallas Cowboys.

The development package outlines plans for 4 million square feet of office space, 2,400 multifamily residences, restaurants, entertainment venues, medical and wellness facilities, industrial space, and public parks and open spaces. The initial phase of development is expected to start in 2015. (more…)