Hotel developer considers multiple restaurants near Plano Event Center

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A developer who is planning a four-star hotel project on the city’s Plano Event Center property is also considering complementary buildings in the east Plano development, including new restaurants and possibly boutique retail stores.

Tirgo LLC, the development firm behind the project, is planning to begin construction later this year on the Radisson hotel and restaurant project, according to Ron Natinsky, the company’s managing director. The city is seeking a zoning change for the entire 50-acre Plano Event Center property to facilitate this and other potential projects.

“We’re in the final throes of architectural drawing and layout,” said Natinsky, who served on Dallas City Council from 2005-11 before joining the company.

The early plans include two restaurants directly tied into the hotel. One would be the hotel’s main restaurant, and the other would be a signature restaurant open to the public, Natinsky said Jan. 21.

A series of freestanding restaurants could also be part of the plans, aimed at Plano Event Center visitors and hotel guests alike, from taco spots to coffee shops, he said.

The company has not set a specific timeline for construction. Plano City Council will hold a public hearing before it votes on the rezoning proposal.

The developer in June entered a long-term lease with the city of Plano to build a hotel that would complement the event center property. The hotel would operate on the land rent-free for the term of the lease, the city said at the time. Officials had no other plans for the use of the property, according to city documents.

No tax incentives were used to attract the hotel project, according to a city news release.

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Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Dallas Morning News and The Associated Press in Oklahoma City.
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