SUGAR LAND, TX—Local firm Planned Community Developers have broken ground on a new business and development facility for Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. 

The company announced late last year that it planned to build  a three-story, 165,000-square-foot Class A structure and is being designed by Houston-based Powers Brown Architects, according to a report in the Houston Business Journal.

The seven-acre site is in the Telfair commercial development area.  Sugar Land E.E. Reed Construction is the general contractor for the project, which was reported earlier to be worth about $35 million.

The facility is being built a little over a year after Texas Instruments said it would close its manufacturing plant in Stafford.

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