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Plush Plano apartment tower is opening in Legacy West

The 29-story building is the tallest in the $3 billion project — and its swankiest penthouse will set you back $13,500 a month.

The first high-rise residential tower in Plano’s $3 billion Legacy West development is almost ready to open its doors.

The first tenants will start moving into the luxury apartments in about three weeks.

Called LVL 29, the sleek new rental tower sits between the offices of two of Legacy West’s biggest employers — JPMorgan Chase and Liberty Mutual Insurance — and offers 328 plush apartment units.

“With a project like this, there are a lot of moving pieces, but we are getting really close to opening,” said Amber Callahan of Lincoln Property Co., which operates the new building. “We are almost ready to go.”

The 29-story high-rise project includes townhouses that surround the eight-level parking garage and seven huge penthouses on the top two floors.

The smallest apartment is 713 square feet and starts at about $2,100 a month. A three-bedroom, three-bath penthouse with almost 3,600 square feet will run you $13,500 a month.

“There’s already been a lot of interest,” Callahan said. “We are giving three or four tours a day to prospective residents.”

The curvaceous tower has plenty of frills for renters, including a ground floor business center, conference facilities and a two-story fitness center.

On the eighth floor, you’ll find a sprawling, landscaped amenity deck with a swimming pool, lounge areas and views of the surrounding Legacy West project.

There’s a poker room, a kitchen and private cabanas on that level, too.

Construction started on Lewsiville-based N.E. Development’s LVL 29 tower in April 2017. Humphreys & Partners designed the building, and AECOM Hunt was the general contractor.

Callahan said the leasing team at the project has seen a lot of interest from older empty nesters who are ready to downsize. “They are taking advantage of the market and selling their house,” she said. “We have seen several folks from JPMorgan and Liberty Mutual.”

The tower sits less than a block from the Legacy West Urban Village, which has more than a dozen restaurants plus shops. “A lot of the people are intrigued by the property because they are at Legacy West all the time,” Callahan said. “That’s a huge selling factor — you can walk there.”

The LVL 29 apartment tower is next door to the Windrose Tower condominium building, which is still under construction. Homes in the 27-story building start at just over $1 million for the smallest unit.

The two Plano towers are among almost a dozen high-rise residential buildings under development in the Dallas area.

In Frisco on the Dallas North Tollway, the 25-story SkyHouse Frisco Station opened in October with 330 apartments. And nearby, construction is finishing up on the 17-story Twelve Cowboys Way apartment building in the Dallas Cowboys’ Star development in Frisco.

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor. Steve covers commercial and residential real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth.

stevebrown@dallasnews.com @SteveBrownDMN

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