Town of Corinth Ready to Tee Off on Phase 1 of Millennium Mixed-Use
Texas Construction News from Virtual Builders Exchange
Posted: 11:58 a.m.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Corinth (Denton County) – City Council approved several requests to open the way for a summer construction start on I-35E Millennium LP, a 24-acre mixed-use development.
At its April 6 meeting, the council acted on four requests by Josh Barton, agent for the developer, William Tsao of Lakeview Parkway Partners LP. Actions taken included allowing:
- An off-site, open drainage channel.
- A reduction in the minimum required local street width and no sidewalk as required on Dobbs Road.
- A reduction in the required street right-of-way dedication of the existing Dobbs Road.
- A reduction in the required paving thickness on Dobbs Road.
The Millennium project is scheduled to be built out over a period of nine years (2017-2024). It is located along the east side if Interstate 35, north of Dobbs Road.
Millennium will be comprised of dining, retail, office, and multifamily residential uses, and includes a large green space component.
“As each building is constructed, a planned pedestrian connection to the main trail system will be implemented,” the town of Corinth website states. Street furnishings open spaces, water features, and a trail around a one-and-a-half-acre pond will be provided to enhance the pedestrian experience.
Construction of the first phase is set to begin mid-summer. The 2017 construction schedule includes 10,500 square feet of retail, 5,000 square feet of restaurant, and 256,000 square feet of urban residential (228 apartment units).
Construction projects are scheduled for each year until final build-out. At maturity, there will be 65,250 square feet of retail/restaurant, 23,200 square feet of office space, a 70,000-square-foot hotel, and an 8,500-square-foot conference center. All the residential is to be built in the first year. The entire development will eventually total 422,950 square feet.
This retail/restaurant, office and hospitality portion of Millennium is designed to be centered around a focal point and main plaza axis that can be used as a gathering area. A 2,059-foot trail system around a 1.5-acre pond in the northeast corner of the site plan connects to the non-residential sidewalk system, which has a length of 7,270 feet.
There will also be outdoor dining, a public/private dog park, seating areas along the perimeter of the pond, and designated locations for food trucks.
The residential architect is Architecture Demarest, and Franky Lee is the project manager. Site planning, civil engineering, and landscape architecture was performed by G&A Consultants LLC. Pinnacle Facility Engineering Inc. also worked on the residential designs.
The non-residential architect is Lennie Wang of Twang Design. The economic advisor is Jason Claunch of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Catalyst Commercial Group.
The developer proposed a mix of façade materials and fenestrations to avoid a monolithic look. On the residential structures, first and second floor wall areas were described as 85 percent masonry, 11 percent stucco, and 4 percent wood tone accents. Third and fourth floor wall areas were described as 48 percent masonry, 37 percent stucco, and 15 percent wood tone accents.
Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has previously worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He is a communications graduate of the University of Texas-PanAmerican.
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