Toyota Music Factory

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Coordinates: 32°52′25″N 96°56′42″W / 32.873737°N 96.944930°W / 32.873737; -96.944930

Toyota Music Factory
Irving Music Factory May 2017.jpg
Venue shown during construction (c.2017)
Former names Music Factory Entertainment Center (planning)
Irving Music Factory (construction)
Address 300 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX 75039-5469
Location Las Colinas
Public transit Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Owner ARK Group
Operator Live Nation
Capacity 8,000 (The Pavilion—amphitheater)
4,000 (The Pavilion—indoor theater)
2,500 (The Pavilion—intimate theater)
1,500 (Texas Lottery Plaza)
Construction
Broke ground August 30, 2014 (2014-08-30)
Opened September 9, 2017 (2017-09-09)
Construction cost $175 million
Architect Gensler
Project manager
Structural engineer TSA
Services engineer Purdy McGuire
General contractor Balfour Beatty
Main contractors Skanska
Website
Venue Website
Building details
Design and construction
Civil engineer JQ Engineering
Other designers
  • Studio Outside
  • Scott Oldner Lighting Design
  • WJHW
  • Saunders & Associates

The Toyota Music Factory[1] (originally known as Irving Music Factory)[2][3] is an entertainment complex located in the Las Colinas neighborhood of Irving, Texas.[4][3][5]

Developed by the ARK Group, City of Irving and designed by architecture firm Gensler,[6] for roughly $US175 million,[3] the live music venue holds more than 7000 spectators.[7] The development is slated to include 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 100,000 square feet concert hall and amphitheater with 8,000 capacity, an outdoor event plaza and 100,000 square feet of office.[8]

History[edit]

In 2007, voters in Irving agreed to finance an entertainment center near Texas State Highway 114.[5] In 2014, The ARK Group announced that a new entertainment district near the Irving Convention Center was planned for Irving, Texas.[9]

The venue was originally scheduled to open as the "Irving Music Factory" on September 1, 2017, with a live performance by comedian Dave Chappelle. However, construction delays caused the September 1 opening to be cancelled.[2] On September 8, The ARK Group announced that venue was being renamed the Toyota Music Factory and would open the following day with a ZZ Top concert as its inaugural event.[2] The venue formally opened on September 9.[10]

Layout[edit]

The complex consists of 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2) of food and retail space which includes a movie theater and bowling alley. Alongside these facilities lies a 4000-seat indoor music theatre, "The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory" whose wall can retract to create an open-air pavilion capable of seating an additional 4000 people on its 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) lawn.[4][11]

Developers[edit]

The ARK Group

The ARK Group is a developer who focuses on mixed-use developments and entertainment zones.[12] Previous projects include the original Music Factory in Charlotte, North Carolina and Level Entertainment Venue in Miami, Florida.[13][14]

Gensler

Gensler is a global design firm with 44 offices and over 5,000 architects, interior architects, planners and designers.[15] Previous projects include sports/entertainment district L.A. Live and MGM CityCenter. Gensler Dallas, who designed Irving's Music Factory, has a portfolio of mixed-use developments including Legacy West[16] and The Star in Frisco.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toyota Buys Naming Rights to Irving Music Factory". Irving Weekly. September 12, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Irving Music Factory Renamed Toyota Music Factory, Debuts New Pavilion". nbcdfw.com. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Irving's $175 million Music Factory project is up for grabs - Real Estate - Dallas News". dallasnews.com. September 22, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Live Nation Unveils New North Texas Venue The Pavilion". billboard.com. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "The Music Factory Development Underway in Las Colinas". nbcdfw.com. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Gensler Music Factory DFW Real Estate Review". 
  7. ^ Lealos, Shawn S. (December 6, 2014). "Live Nation to open new transforming indoor-outdoor venue in DFW". AXS. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ "It's done: Irving Music Factory inks Ethos Group for complete sell out". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Music Factory Entertainment Center Groundbreaking Irving, TX - The Music Factory". musicfactory.com. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ Dearmore, Kelly (September 10, 2017). "Finally making music, Music Factory in Irving overcame opening-night obstacles". guidelive.com. Retrieved September 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Exclusive: Live Nation to open new $40M concert venue at Music Factory in Irving". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  12. ^ "About ARK Group". 
  13. ^ "PROJECTS - ARK Group | Real Estate Developers". arkgroupus.com. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  14. ^ Carlisle, Candace (16 April 2014). "Ark Group developer says $165M Music Factory in Irving 'unparalleled'". Dallas Business Journal. American City Business Journals. 
  15. ^ "About Gensler" (PDF). 
  16. ^ "Legacy West | Projects | Gensler". Gensler. Retrieved July 20, 2017.