Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, a leading developer and operator of infrastructure projects for the college and university market, and Dallas-based developer Wynne/Jackson announced the completion of the second phase of a mixed-use development project to expand and enhance the housing options available to students at the University of Texas at Dallas. The two-phase Northside development now provides more than 1,500 University students with a modern, amenity-rich living experience at the northern edge of campus.
The second phase adds 900 beds in both mid-rise apartment and townhome styles, featuring studio, one-, two-, three and four-bedroom floor plans. Northside’s second phase also brings a variety of new amenities including a second resort-style pool with spacious patio and lounge areas, a tournament sand volleyball court, a second, much larger indoor/outdoor fitness center, individual study rooms on each floor, a “sky lounge” amenity space, and more than 7,000 square feet of additional retail space.
Completed in 2016, Northside’s first phase brought 600 beds with significant amenities and a parking garage, as well as a variety of restaurants and pubs and a recently opened state-of-the art 7-Eleven, to the 13 acre tract of land located north and west of the Synergy Park Boulevard and Floyd Road intersection, adjacent to the proposed site of a future DART rail station.
Key participants in the Northside phase 2 development include lead equity partner Star America and the overall design/build team headed by Andres Construction featuring lead design firm Architecture Demarest, landscape architect TBG Partners, and interior designer Keaton Interiors. Balfour Beatty Communities will continue to provide residential leasing and management services for the comprehensive Northside development, while Wynne/Jackson will continue to provide leasing and management services for the retail components of the property and asset management of the property.
“This is an exciting milestone for UTD and our development partners and it is truly gratifying to take in the remarkable transformation this area has undergone since we broke ground on the multiphase Northside project more than three years ago,” said Bob Shepko, president of Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions. “Our teams have worked tirelessly over the past year to achieve an on-time delivery of Phase 2 and we’re thrilled to help the University achieve its goal of providing students with expanded options for high-quality, modern housing that is convenient to campus.”
“The intent of Northside was to create a walkable gathering spot with high quality services and amenities along with a safe and comfortable living environment for students. We are proud to have accomplished this evidenced by Phase 1 being 100 percent leased for 3 years in a row and Phase 2 being full in advance of delivery,” said Clyde Jackson, President & CEO of Wynne/Jackson. “Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the Northside Restaurant Park that is part of Phase 2!”
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions is part of Balfour Beatty Investments, Inc. Balfour Beatty Investments is a division of Balfour Beatty plc, a UK-based international infrastructure group operating in construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.
Star America Infrastructure Partners is an independent US headquartered developer and manager of greenfield infrastructure assets in North America, backed by US pension funds and insurance companies.