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Hall Park Ground Breaking: Craig Hall’s Vision Grows with Building 17

Hall Park Ground Breaking: Craig Hall’s Vision Grows with Building 17

The drizzle didn’t damped the enthusiasm for celebrating what will be the tallest office building to-date in Frisco. Hall Park Building 17 will be located at 3201 Dallas Parkway. The 12-story, Class AAA building will have 300,000 square-feet of space. 

No dirt needed to fly at this ground breaking. The rain kept the shovels indoors and mud-free in a place where dirt has been flying for the better part of two decades.
“This isn’t Craig Hall’s first rodeo in Frisco, said Jim Gandy, president of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation. “In fact, today marks the seventeenth time developer Craig Hall has broken ground for a spec office building in Hall Park.”
That’s 17 times in 19 years to be exact. The ground breaking for the first office building in Hall Park happened in 1997. When the building opened in 1998, there wasn’t a paved road yet to the site. At that time, two iconic locations in Frisco wouldn’t open for two more years. Stonebriar Centre mall opened in August 2000 and the Westin Stonebriar Hotel opened in September 2000. 

Pictured left to right: Maher Maso - Mayor, Bob Allen – Frisco City Council, Shona Huffman – Frisco City Council, George Purefoy – City Manager,  Craig Hall –  HALL Group chairman, Don Braun – HALL Group president, Jim Gandy – Frisco EDC president, Brad Brown – Austin Commercial, Eddie Abeyta – HKS, Inc., Gary Carley – Frisco EDC Board Chairman, Kim Butler – HALL Group 

Frisco mayor, Maher Maso, called Hall a visionary. “Take a look outside at all that’s around you today. This definitely wasn’t the view Craig Hall had when he first saw this property. It was a farm.”
Hall Group president, Craig Hall, told those attending his latest spec office is designed with the long-term in mind, just like the rest of the 162-acre park. “The goal from the start was to build something different to attract and keep employees,” said Hall. “The art collection her at Hall Park is a big part of that.”
“We are also thinking about the future in the design of this latest building,” Hall continued. “The design will include co-working space and collaborative space for smaller companies starting out.”
Additional amenities coming online at Hall Park also include two amphitheaters, improved walking trails and free Wi-Fi for workers and guest enjoying a stroll around the development.
HKS Architects did the design work on building 17, and Austin Commercial is building the project which is expected to be completed in 2018.
The Frisco EDC looks forward to the building being open for tenant leasing. “Most of the companies looking to relocate to Frisco are looking for existing office space,” said Gandy. “This project is an opportunity to bring more businesses and quality jobs to Frisco.”
Hall Park currently has 2.2 million square feet of office space and is located northwest of the Dallas North Tollway and SH 121/Sam Rayburn Tollway interchange.