Category Archives: Economic Development

New Businesses Open, More Coming Soon to Champions Park

From spicy tuna rolls to freshly baked sweets, Champions Park in North Arlington continues to offer new dining and retail options for visitors. Tokyo Joe’s was the first business to open earlier this year at Greenway Investment Co.’s $30 million development, located at the northeast corner of Interstate 30 and North…

Arlington Commons Begins Pre-Leasing First Phase of Apartment Development

The Roosevelt, the first phase of the Arlington Commons apartment development, is set to open in October. The 353-unit complex, built by The Nehemiah Company of Arlington, is located at 425 E. Lamar Boulevard north of Interstate 30. The Roosevelt, a four-story complex with a pool and outdoor entertaining amenities, is marketed toward…

Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Opens Recording Studio in Downtown Arlington

Multi-platinum gospel artist Kirk Franklin recently completed the transformation of a vacant furniture warehouse in Downtown Arlington into a $2 million, state-of-the-art recording studio unlike any in the country today. Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, which opened in November, is located in a two-story stone and glass building at 102 S. Oak St. The…

Ask the Experts: HKS Principal Designer Talks About New Texas Rangers Ballpark

The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication recently talked to HKS principal designer Fred Ortiz about the features fans can expect to see at the new Rangers Ballpark in 2020. The interview is featured in the second edition of Home Plate Update, where you can also read about the City’s efforts to prepare for…

Latest ‘Home Plate Update’ Features HKS Interview on New Rangers Ballpark

The Home Plate Update is a quarterly publication dedicated to informing citizens about everything happening with the new Texas Rangers ballpark and Texas Live! development in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Last November, the residents of Arlington overwhelming approved an extension of the City’s sales tax to cover half of the $1 billion Texas Rangers ballpark…

H&M to Celebrate Grand Opening at The Parks at Arlington Mall

H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, will celebrate its grand opening at The Parks at Arlington mall early next month. The nearly 20,000-square-foot store will be located on the lower level of the mall near Macy’s. The Arlington store joins H&M’s 35 locations across the state. The grand opening celebration is scheduled…

GM, Arlington Celebrate Groundbreaking of Automotive Logistics Center

General Motors and the City of Arlington on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking of the future Arlington Automotive Logistics Center, a $250 million redevelopment project that will bring hundreds of new, good-paying jobs to the city. NorthPoint Development plans to construct two warehouses with a combined 1.2 million square feet of industrial…

Arlington City Council Approves General Motors Parts Supplier Hub

The Arlington City Council approved economic incentives to facilitate a $250 million redevelopment project that will transform the former Six Flags Mall site into a General Motors parts supplier hub and bring in hundreds of new workers and $151 million in taxable sales and purchases in the city during the…

GM, Texas Live! Milestones Celebrated in Latest ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Live! by Loews, a new $150 million flagship hotel, was announced as the newest addition to  Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District in May. The hotel and convention center will be part of Texas Live!, the $250 million dining, entertainment and hospitality destination being developed in partnership between The Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers and…

Medical City Arlington Celebrates Completion of $12 Million Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Medical City Arlington has completed construction on its $12 million, state-of-the-art Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The project is part of an ongoing $100 million facility expansion and renovation investment. The hospital celebrated with a ribbon cutting Monday, June 5.“Medical City Arlington is steadfast in our commitment to increase our capacity, capabilities and efficiency…