PLANO, TX-A year after announcing it would go north on the340,000-square-foot first phase of Legacy Tower, TrammellCrow Co. is ready to begin building. The officialgroundbreaking on the speculative office building will take placeMay 30, though demolition is currently underway on a former Robb& Stuckey store on the site.

According to Trammell Crow senior managing directorDenton Walker, it's a good time to go north onanything spec at Legacy Drive and North Dallas Tollway because of a95% occupancy in the submarket, which is about 20 miles north ofDallas' CBD. Furthermore, the building's location, in Legacy TownCenter, near the mixed-use Shops at Legacy, provide a good urbancore, live-work-play environment.

Added to these advantages are "accessibility to infrastructure,both roads and the (Dallas-Fort Worth International) airport, andproximity to excellent schools in West Plano," Walker tellsGlobeSt.com. "We think because of all thesefactors, this project will be a huge success."

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