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The Farm in Allen’s Infrastructure Begins to Take Shape

Allen-based developer JaRyCo has started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive. Work will begin with the development’s infrastructure including the roads and utilities, followed by construction of West Lake Park, the phase one trails and the public parking garage.

JaRyCo is partnering with the Johnson family to transform its farmland into The Farm, which will include more than 1.6 million square feet of office, 142,000 square feet of retail, a 150-key hotel, 60,000 square feet of restaurants, townhomes and 2,400 urban residential units. The Farm’s Central District will offer most of the development’s dining, retail and entertainment options, along with West Lake Park.

The Farm in Allen will include a 1½-acre lake, more than 2½ miles of hike and bike trails, a 16-acre greenbelt along Watters Creek and four additional park areas. The development will tie into the Allen hike and bike trail system, and will also include several energy efficient and sustainable design features.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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