Irving’s city council has given Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ real estate company the go ahead to build a high-profile mixed-use development in Las Colinas.
The almost 28-acre project will be at the south corner of State Highways 114 and 161, east of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
The Jones family’s Blue Star Land LP and Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co. plan to develop a hotel, retail and apartment project on the vacant corner.
The project could be worth as much as $100 million with the addition of adjoining development sites owned by Blue Star Land.
“We’ve been working on it for over a year,” said Bobby Stewart with Irving-based CSE Commercial Real Estate, which represented Blue Star at Thursday’s Irving city council meeting. “We’re asking for general site plan approval so we can do a mixed-use development.
“We committed with this zoning case to do what the city wants which is full service hotel,” he said. “It would be at least 200 rooms.”
The hotel would be joined by 288 apartments in the Las Colinas development that Lincoln Property will build.
There is also a small park area connecting the hotel and retail with the rental community.
The hotel the developers are in discussions with would have a Moxie’s Grill & Bar restaurant in the ground floor.
Moxie’s is a Canadian restaurant chain owned by Dallas Stars hockey team owner Tom Gaglardi.
The Vancouver-based restaurant chain has opened locations in Dallas’ Crescent complex in Uptown and in Houston.
“The hotel group we are talking to has a full service restaurant on the bottom of the hotel and one of the restaurants they have a relationship with is (Moxie’s),” Stewart said.
Gaglardi also owns the Canada-based Sandman Hotel chain which is also expanding to North Texas with its first location planned in Frisco.
Irving’s city council unanimously approved Blue Star Land project.
Stewart said the two other properties the Jones family owns next door are being reserved for corporate projects. “It will probably be office uses,” he said.
Dallas architect GFF designed the development.
Blue Star Land has owned the high-profile Las Colinas property since 2010.
The project is right across the highway from where medical industry giant McKesson Corp has its huge regional office center with more than 1,000 workers.