JPMorgan Chase Will Bring 4,000 More Workers to Plano With New Tower Project
As financial giant JPMorgan Chase finishes moving employees into its huge new Plano campus, it's already pushing ahead with a plan to house thousands of additional workers.
"We are starting a 12-story building," confirms Chase spokesman Greg Hassell. "It's a pretty significant building." Plano's planning and zoning commission this week approved plans for the 540,000-square-foot Chase tower at Legacy West.
The more than $100 million office project will allow Chase to grow its workforce in Plano's $3 billion Legacy West development to almost 11,000 workers. The new tower, which will house 4,000 people, will be the tallest of four big buildings in Chase's almost 50-acre campus, which opened on the south side of State Highway 121 in late 2017.
"This month, we will have full occupancy of the existing buildings with 6,500 employees," Hassell said. The banking firm relocated workers from several office sites across North Texas. Chase has started construction on a parking garage to serve the next phase of offices in Plano. "This investment is another example of our commitment to the Dallas-Fort Worth market," Hassell said in an email. "We are building for our employees a best-in-class work environment that fosters collaboration and innovation."
Chase officials could not detail where the new workers for Plano will come from. Dallas architect HKS designed the Chase campus, which was developed by Dallas-based KDC.
With the new high-rise, the office center will grow to more than 1.5 million square feet.
The Chase office is one of the biggest components of the 240-acre Legacy West development, which also has large offices for Toyota, Liberty Mutual Insurance, FedEx Office and Boeing...