KDC Kicks Off Construction of AdvoCare Facility in Richardson

Dallas-based KDC has kicked off construction of a 260,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility in Richardson for AdvoCare International, a premier health and wellness company.

Dallas-based KDC has kicked off construction of a 260,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility in Richardson for AdvoCare International, a premier health and wellness company.

To be located at 2800 Telecom Parkway, on a 35-acre tract currently owned by AdvoCare, the facility will be used for light manufacturing and product assembly.

Plans call for 235,000 square feet of single-story warehouse space and 25,000 square feet of two-story office space. Among other premier amenities, the property will feature surface parking and campus-style landscaping.

More than 100 employees are expected to flock to the new facility, while approximately 150 employees will continue to be based at the corporate headquarters, at 2801 Summit Ave. in Plano.

“We are pleased to welcome AdvoCare to Richardson, and to see its new facility added to our vibrant Telecom Corridor area,” said Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka in a statement. “AdvoCare is a fast-growing health and wellness company, and we look forward to seeing it grow at its new location. We know AdvoCare will find the Telecom Corridor® area a dynamic location with a synergistic business community, which boasts many of the nation’s, and world’s, leading companies in high-tech, healthcare and financial services.”

The project is scheduled for completion in July 2014.

KDC has several projects on its rolls within the Richardson market, including the recently announced $1.5 billion, 186-acre mixed-use project at the Bush Turnpike and North Central Expressway. Dubbed CityLine, the transit-oriented development will eventually include approximately 6 million square feet of office space; two hotels; 3,925 multi-family residential units; 300,000 square feet of grocery, restaurant, entertainment and retail space; and three parks.

KDC broke ground on the project in July and announced insurance giant State Farm would lease 1.5 million square feet in three Class A office towers. The State Farm campus will consist of 13-story, 15-story and 21-story towers. Each tower will sit on top of a five-level parking structure and feature ground-floor retail space.

The $600 million, 2.3 million-square-foot initial phase of CityLine is slated for completion in early 2015 and will integrate a plurality of uses, including retail, office, hospitality and residential.

Rendering of the new AdvoCare facility in Richardson via KDC