An aerial view of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, highlighting some of the companies locating offices there. (Courtesy: Karahan Companies)

Dense, Walkable Urbanism Drawing Corporate Offices to Plano, Texas

One of the largest eat/work/ play/live developments in Texas, the $3 billion Legacy West project is attracting companies like Toyota, FedEx, JPMorgan Chase, and Liberty Mutual by focusing on the interests of generation X and millennial employees.

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