News release

Groundbreaking underway for speculative Class AA office building in McKinney

Offices to bring additional economic growth, jobs to District 121 area

May 10, 2021

DALLAS, May 10, 2021 – JLL has announced on behalf of Kaizen Development Partners the groundbreaking of an eight-story speculative Class AA, 190,406-square-foot office building located on the northeast corner of State Highway 121 and Alma Road in McKinney, Texas.

“We’re thrilled to be leading the development and strategic vision of this project,” said Derrick Evers of Kaizen Development Partners. “We are fortunate to have the best partners to combine with our knowledge, experience and skillsets to create an office workplace built for the future.”

Set to be one of Collin County’s largest office projects, the development will include onsite amenities such as structured parking, a fitness center, a golf simulator, a tenant lounge and conference facility. District 121 will also be immediately walkable to a one-acre park with surrounding retail, creating a truly mixed-use environment.

“These offices will bring unprecedented economic development to Collin County,” said Peter Tokar III of McKinney Economic Development Corporation. “Kaizen is hitting the mark in creating a space that will support companies and build the community in McKinney for generations to come. This is a primary focus for the MEDC, exemplified by the MEDC’s Innovation Fund, an incentive-based fund that aims to spur and accelerate the growth of innovation-focused companies.”

JLL’s Blake Shipley and Lauren Perry are marketing the building, which is slated to open in May 2022. Kaizen has partnered with Craig Development to see the development to fruition. Architects Perkins & Will designed the building.

“We are optimistic about the outlook of the Dallas-Fort Worth office market and are looking forward to working closely with Kaizen and its partners to create offices built with the future in mind,” said David Craig, CEO of Craig International.

District 121 will be part of a walkable, amenity rich, mixed-use development. Plans are underway for a 2.5-acre linear park that will create connectivity from a planned resort hotel through the core of the McKinney Corporate Center to the HUB 121 and District 121 developments. This park will feature multiple restaurant and entertainment venues facing the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

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