BECK GROUP TO REP IRVING IN CONVENTION CENTER PROJECT
IRVING, TEXAS — Dallas-based The Beck Group has been selected to serve as the owner’s representative for the city of Irving in its plans to develop a new convention center and entertainment district. The more than $400 million project will be developed on a 40-acre parcel in the city’s Las Colinas neighborhood. Construction, which will be done in three phases, will consist of a 275,000-square-foot conference and event center, a 3,500 to 5,000-seat entertainment theater, 85,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, and structured parking for more than 2,000 cars. The convention center will feature a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 20,000 square feet devoted to conference and meeting rooms, and a top-floor ballroom that includes a full-service kitchen. The first phase is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2010, followed soon afterward by the entertainment venue. Plans for Phase III presently include a hotel for the convention center.