ground breakIrving’s long-awaited convention center hotel got underway on Monday with an official groundbreaking marking the major step forward in making the project a reality in 2018.

The 12-story, 350-room hotel, which will be called the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas headquarters hotel, will become part of a three-part destination in Irving, which will include the Irving Convention Center and the Irving Music Factory.

“This is the right agreement at the right time with the right players,” said Mayor Beth Van Duyne, in a statement. “The hotel will help fuel the growth of our convention business, while simultaneously serving as a tremendous addition to our ever-evolving city.”

The hotel will complement the 5-year-old convention center, which averages 305 events per year. It will also bring about 16,000 square feet of additional meeting space to Irving.

The 40-acre district in Irving’s Las Colinas Urban Center will become an even greater destination in the future with the addition of the hotel within walking distance to these venues.

The City of Irving provided $22.5 million in bond proceeds for the construction of the city-owned public meeting facilities. The city is also chipping in $13.7 million for a second public parking garage totaling 840 spaces.

Provident Group-Irving Properties LLC is the hotel owner and tenant of the convention center hotel.

Dallas-based Garfield Public/Private LLC is the project developer. Dallas-based BOKA Powell is the project Architect.

Austin Commercial LP is the general contractor. The Dallas Business Journal recently featured the company’s CEO David Walls and its nearly century-old history in this week’s print publication.

On Monday, the Music Factory also unveiled its opening lineup for the opening of the Live Nation-branded expandable concert venue this spring. The Irving Music Factory is slated to open by September.

Presented by the Dallas Business Journal – March 27, 2017

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