The Strand

Allen’s premiere mixed-use development

With a commitment to excellence and the best design principles, The Strand will offer an unparalleled experience for companies, residents, and visitors.

The Strand is being developed by Hines, a privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm with a presence in 201 cities in 21 countries and $100 billion of assets under management.

Hines is uniquely qualified for a project like The Strand with its proven track record developing all types of commercial product around the world.

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The Concept

  • Vibrant, diverse land uses with emphasis on walkability
  • At least 3.5 million+ SF planned
  • At least 1.5-3 million SF of Class A office and corporate campuses
  • Integration into natural features with a greenbelt and trail connections to the rest of the city
  • High visibility on State Highway 121

Next: The Districts

“With The Strand, we are creating a new center complete with unique urban walkability, activated public space, parks and plazas and unparalleled on-site amenities. Visitors will experience The Strand as an urban fabric that’s seamlessly woven with the natural landscape.”

Drew Steffen
Managing Director
Hines

The Districts

The Strand will contain several distinct districts with different uses, all unified by a common design theme and experience that can only be achieved in projects with a single developer. These districts include:

  • The Alma District, which will plant the seeds for a vibrant urban center with retail, entertainment, and office space.
  • As its name suggests, the Central District will tie all districts together with a central green space and experiential retail.
  • Transitioning from the commercial uses to residential, the Neighborhood North District will provide urban residential options that are pet friendly and take advantage of the abundant on-site amenities.
  • The Neighborhood South District will offer single family homes with 30′ and 50′ lots for residents who want walkability to urban amenities.
  • The Tollway District will consist of Class A office building and corporate campuses, with ground floor retail facing the Central District.
  • The Greenbelt District will feature a pleasing wooded greenbelt along Watters Creek with direct connections to Spirit Park (adjacent to the south) via the City of Allen’s award-winning trail system.
  • The Creek District will provide the final phase of Class A office and residential options east of the Greenbelt District.

Next: The Phases

The Phases

The Strand is currently planned to develop in four phases:

  1. Phase 1 will plant the seeds of a vibrant urban center with single family, urban residential, and retail uses.
  2. Phase 2 will add office space and potentially ground floor retail, with space available for corporate campuses on the frontage of SH-121.
  3. Phase 3 will bring additional office, retail, and residential to finish the urban experience west of the Watters Creek Greenbelt.
  4. Phase 4, the capstone of the project, will add the final office and residential components east of the Watters Creek Greenbelt.

Learn More

Contact Us

The Allen EDC provides a number of business services such as site selection assistance and economic development incentives.

Contact Hines

Hines can provide information for corporate build-to-suit projects as well as leasing contacts for office and retail tenants.

See Other New Developments

Allen has millions of square feet of new development underway with space available for any business.