A slew of massive projects are rising just west of Dallas in the city of Arlington, which has been named ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2018 Owner of the Year.
Each year, ENR’s regional editions select an owner to spotlight based on several criteria, which include the number and size of current projects under way and in development; sustainability goals; diversity; innovation; and reputation in the industry.
A pair of projects valued over $1 billion broke ground in Arlington during 2017. The first is the $1 billion Globe Life Field, which is being built in a partnership between the city and the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. The Rangers will have a lease with the city on the new facility.
Manhattan Construction is leading work on the ground-up construction of this new multi-purpose entertainment and sports facility under a CM-at-Risk contract with a GMP. The new 40,000-seat, 1.8 million-sq-ft, retractable roof facility is being built on a fast-track schedule to meet a March 2020 opening.
Alongside the stadium is the $250 million Texas Live! Hotel and Entertainment development, which is being built under a partnership between the Rangers, the city of Arlington and developer The Cordish Cos.
Texas Live! will house more than 200,000 sq ft of dining and entertainment venues, a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion, as well as the country’s flagship Live! by Loews hotel, a 300-room upscale hotel with 35,000 sq ft of convention, meeting and special event space. This project alone is bringing 3,025 new jobs to the city of Arlington and Tarrant County, including 2,000 construction jobs and 1,025 permanent jobs, and is expected to increase visitation to Arlington’s Entertainment District to more than 14 million visitors per year.
About $3.32 billion has been invested in Arlington’s economy in the form of projects that were either under construction, approved or completed during 2017. Some of these other projects include the $1.4 billion General Motors Assembly Plant Renovation and Expansion, the $250 million Arlington Automotive Logistics Center and the $200 million UPS Regional Distribution Center.
Be sure to read more about Arlington’s booming construction scene in the April 9 issue of ENR Texas & Louisiana.