JPMorgan Chase prepares for mass move-ins at Legacy West office

Two buildings remain under construction. All employees are expected to move in by the end of 2019.

Two buildings remain under construction. All employees are expected to move in by the end of 2019.

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With approximately 2,000 employees already in place at one of its three buildings at Plano’s Legacy West, JPMorgan Chase & Co. was planning to open its doors to another round of employees in mid-November.

The 49-acre campus situated in the Legacy business area should be at full capacity with approximately 6,500 employees in the third quarter of 2019.

JPMorgan was expected to begin moving employees into the second building on Monday. By the first quarter of 2018, Don Perez, executive director in JPMorgan’s global real estate division, said he expects all of the second building’s 2,000 employees to be moved in.

When fully operational, the trio of buildings will include amenities, such as a health and wellness center, personal banking office and a cafeteria. A Main Street-style avenue that splits the campus will also offer patio seating on pleasant weather days, as well as decorations to match the seasons.

The facility will also provide a backup day care on-site to accommodate parents of young children who may need to pick up their kids from school earlier in the day.

With open seating arrangements and a number of unassigned desks, the change of scenery may require a little adjusting for some of the long-time employees.

“It’s going to take a little getting used to,” said Cindy Blue, a vice president in JPMorgan’s IT organization.

Editor's note: The story has been updated to reflect the updated timeline of the employee's move-in dates.