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It’s called Irving Planned Unit Development #6.

And if all goes as planned, it will reinvigorate the site where the Dallas Cowboys became known as “America’s Team.”

WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported Friday that the Irving City Council has revealed plans to transform the former 80-acre site of Texas Stadium and about 1,000 acres around it “into high-end town homes, apartments, restaurants, retail and commercial office space.”

The plan for the largely empty but heavily trafficked site, between Dallas and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, was unveiled at Wednesday’s council meeting.

“It is about imagining a totally new center of activity,” the station quoted the city’s economic development director, Scott Connell, as saying. “It is something we looked at and explored the best way to see long-term development there.”

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In all, WFAA said, the plan envisions more than 9,000 residential units, the vast majority of them in mixed-use structures and some enjoying “panoramic views of the Trinity Greenway and downtown Dallas in the distance.”

In addition, about 12.7 million square feet of “employment space” would support more than 20,000 jobs, the plan states.

City spokeswoman Meribeth Sloan told the station that the city has already rubber-stamped the project’s first phase — 96 single-family homes, on land that once belonged to the University of Dallas.

Other work could begin as early as next year, contingent on infrastructure upgrades and other local improvements.

The Cowboys played their final season at Texas Stadium in 2008 before moving to their current home in Arlington. The 39-year-old structure was imploded in 2010.

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