Two floors. Five anchors. (1 open, 4 vacant.) In 1981 Collin Creek opened boasting a “River Walk”, or maze of fountains interconnected by an indoor creek. Today, the tiles shine in between the caged storefronts and roving gangs of mall-walkers. The one surviving restaurant in the food court is a bustling place to be thirty minutes before opening. The menu? Coffee. The demographic? On social security. Collin Creek is not dead. Collin Creek is on life support and fading fast.
After zoning approval, the developer will begin their “revitalization” of the area. In true Dallas suburb fashion, the current plan includes five hundred townhouses, three thousand apartments and over four hundred thousand square feet of retail space. In most cyclical fashion, the center-most core of the project will be a nine acre park dominated by a river walk.