BY Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

The Irving City Council approved a special event permit for the Irving Music Factory (IMF) at its Aug. 7 meeting.

The ARK Group, IMF developer, has scheduled a “Preview of Coming Attractions” for the evening of Saturday, Aug. 30, with events that include a brief video presentation, food trucks and a free family-friendly outdoor movie screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” in conjunction with Two is One, One is None LLC. The event will be held at the future site of the IMF (300-380 W. Las Colinas Blvd.).

“The Irving Music Factory is yet another example of the Chamber’s successful partnership with the City,” said Shawn Callaway, interim president and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve remained steadfast in our mission to improve the quality of life and protect and grow Irving’s tax base. The Irving Music Factory brings viable economic development, retail and dining into the Urban Center and is a vital investment in Irving’s future.”

Located between State Highway 114 and Las Colinas Boulevard near the Irving Convention Center, the Irving Music Factory is expected to be a regional destination for music, food and fun.

The project is expected to employ more than 1,000 workers.

The $165 million entertainment-anchored development is slated to include 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 100,000 square feet concert hall and amphitheater with 8,000 seats, an outdoor event plaza and 100,000 square feet of office. The district will be within walking distance to Irving Convention Center and future Irving Convention Center Hotel, accessible to the DART Orange Line and it will also be serviced by Las Colinas’ Area Personal Transport (APT) people mover system.

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