Arlington City Council approves $810m expansion project
Transactions - DECEMBER 19, 2019

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Arlington City Council approves $810m expansion project

by Andrea Zander

The Arlington (Texas) City Council has approved the planned $810 million expansion of the Entertainment District, which would add a best-in-class hotel brand, new convention center, corporate office headquarters, mixed-use residential building, small business co-working and incubator space, and even more dining, retail, and entertainment options

The Council entered into a public-private partnership over a 30-year period to facilitate the transformative development project, which will further strengthen Arlington’s convention and tourism opportunities and create new revenue, housing and jobs for the community. The expansion is a continuation of the strong public-private partnership between the City of Arlington, the Texas Rangers, Loews Hotels & Co. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corp.), and The Cordish Cos.

“As an owner and operator, Loews Hotels has the advantage of deciding when and where we build hotels. For us to invest significant capital in the new

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