Within the next two weeks, work is set to begin on a revitalization to the Williams Square Plaza in Irving, home to the iconic Mustangs of Las Colinas.
In February, the Irving City Council awarded a $7.78 million contract to Structure Tone Southwest to lead the renovation, which will include repairs to the mustang statues, improved lighting features, fountain upgrades and new greenspaces with trees and landscape improvements. Movable tables, chairs and a multipurpose patio will also be added to offer residents, guests and nearby office tenants a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly open-air space to gather, with additional opportunities for events and public gatherings.
“Williams Square is a true destination in Irving and an important part of our history with Carpenter Ranch,” said Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer in a prepared statement. “The city council has been working with our partners at DCURD, Williams Square ownership and the Las Colinas Association since 2017 on this project, and I am ecstatic to finally have a beautiful vision to reenergize our iconic mustang sculpture and surrounding plaza space.”
While the plaza itself is owned by the city, the four-building, 1.4 million-square-foot Williams Square office campus is owned by a partnership between Apollo Global Real Estate, Vanderbilt Partners and Hillwood Urban.
"We want to give a special thank you to the city of Irving, mayor and city council for their support and contributions in making Williams Square Plaza a fresh, new home for the mustangs that will promote community and a sense of well-being within the heart of Las Colinas,” said Bill Brokaw, senior vice president of Hillwood Urban. “Irving understands the importance a comfortable and fresh air environment has on an office setting and providing this key greenspace and connection to nature for the community is also critical in attracting and retaining office users to Irving."
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