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Posted on: June 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Allen City Council Approves Plans for Monarch City

artist rendering of an urban development with central fountain, park, patio restaurants, office buil

A landmark project at the northwest corner of SH 121 and US 75 in Allen is one step closer to becoming reality.

Plans for the 261-acre Monarch City include 10 million square feet of real estate surrounding a central park. Neighborhood parks and plazas, water features, pollinator habitats and trails connected to the regional Six Cities Trail System would link offices, residences, retailers and hotels.

To achieve this vision, Howard Hughes Corporation presented a plan that would adhere to Allen’s high standards while allowing flexibility to meet the community’s evolving needs. Allen City Council approved the zoning change during the June 25 meeting.

“This is a very special project and a perfect fit for Allen,” said City of Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell. “Monarch City will enhance the family-friendly environment that makes Allen one of the most sought-after places to live in North Texas, while providing quality jobs to solidify our standing as a regional economic center. We are excited to work with Howard Hughes on this important and innovative addition to Allen.”

Council members further praised Howard Hughes for its transparency, sustainability efforts and willingness to work with the City of Allen throughout the long planning process.

The Howard Hughes Corporation has owned the Monarch City property for nearly a decade. The company is known for award-winning commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S, including The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Situated on one of the largest undeveloped land parcels at a major highway intersection north of Dallas, the Monarch City site is an attractive option for corporations choosing to relocate to or invest within the region.

Visit the Monarch City project page for more information, including renderings and ongoing project updates.

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