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Irving’s Road to the Future

Irving has officially launched its new program, “Road to the Future: $100 Million in 5 Years,” supporting road reconstruction and rehabilitation across the city. Resident surveys consistently have  shown road maintenance and improvement is the highest ranked priority throughout the city. In response, the current Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) incorporates the proposed Long-Term Financial Plan recommendation to… Keep Reading »

Music Factory At Las Colinas Set To Open By Labor Day

It is a multi-million dollar promise now rising from the North Texas prairie. In Irving, a 17-acre entertainment, retail and office complex dubbed, The Music Factory at Las Colinas is set to open by Labor Day. “There was a lot of skepticism about this project dating back six to eight years,” said Eric Bunner with Skanska Construction. “Now it’s… Keep Reading »

Space Race: DFW Leads Nation in Warehouse Demand

The Dallas-Fort Worth area led the country in demand for warehouse space in the fourth quarter of 2016, with 5.3 million square feet of net leasing. Nationwide, companies rented a record volume of warehouse, distribution and manufacturing space last year, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. Industrial building demand around the country… Keep Reading »

Irving hits 30-year construction high, mayor touts in ‘State of City’

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and other city leaders had a vision six years ago when she won the top municipal job. It called for improving schools, working with Planning & Zoning to add more single-family homes, and bringing more economic development and jobs to the community. Now it’s all coming to fruition, Van Duyne… Keep Reading »

DFW Airport shows off the first phase of its $2.7 billion upgrade

Executives with DFW International Airport Thursday hosted the official unveiling of a brighter, more techno-friendly Terminal A, marking the first completed portion of a $2.7 billion airport upgrade. The effort is designed to make the airport more appealing not only to North Texas residents but also to Asian and European travelers who can choose among… Keep Reading »

Irving business owners invited to Midtown Express Task Force Meeting, Jan. 25

SouthGate Constructors, the lead contractor for the Midtown Express project, will host its next Business Owner Task Force 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25 at its Field Office, 2220 Chemsearch Blvd., Suite 100. Any businesses or business representatives along or near the Midtown Express Corridor are invited. The meeting is intended for business owners along… Keep Reading »

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

  While most people see them as concrete strips, highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers. The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a massive increase in national and international corporate, commercial and retail development. The numbers are illuminating. During the past fiscal year, Irving’s construction valuation… Keep Reading »

City plans ‘Road to the Future’

City of Irving staff presented the “Road to the Future” project to the City Council members Nov. 10, 2016. This project funds $100 million for road improvements and reconstruction over the next five years without raising the tax rate. Presented by City of Irving

Westbound Lane of Gateway Drive closed through Nov. 28

  Weather permitting, one westbound lane of Gateway Drive will be closed between Corporate Drive and S.H. 161 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Monday through Friday, starting Nov. 8 through Nov. 28 to install a storm inlet and a drainage pipe. Outside normal work hours, Gateway will have a temporary steel riding plate… Keep Reading »

Las Colinas Boulevard closure, from Fuller Drive to O’Connor Boulevard

Beginning Friday, Oct. 28, the southbound lanes of Las Colinas Boulevard, from Fuller Drive to O’Connor Boulevard, will be closed for new utilities work and new roadway pavement. Two-way traffic will be in place on the existing northbound side. This work, the first part of Phase 1, will continue through at least February 2017. A… Keep Reading »