Encana Breaks Ground on Plano High-Rise

Construction has started on the only high-rise office project now in the works for the Dallas area. The three-building Plano complex will house operations for Encana Oil & Gas (U.S.A.) Inc. EnCana is one of the largest natural gas producers in North American, with operations stretching from western Canada to Texas and Louisiana.

Almost 1,000 people could eventually work in the towers on the Dallas North Tollway in the Legacy Town Center. EnCana bought the 7-acre site is moving ahead with the first 13-story tower. The first 320,000-square-foot building will go up starting in early December just north of Legacy Drive with approximately 12 months of construction. Encana will be the largest single employer in Legacy Town Center.  EnCana is also planning two other 12-story office buildings for the site. Dallas-based developer KDC will build EnCana's new offices and lease the buildings back to the Calgary-based company. Corgan Associates is the architect and Cushman & Wakefield of Texas represented EnCana in its hunt for a new office location.

The company employs more than 3,900 workers in Canada and the U.S. Next year, EnCana will move its headquarters into a new 58-story building in downtown Calgary, Alberta. (11/18/10)