Around 25 miles north of Dallas, the town of Prosper cares about its history. A key feature of Prosper’s historic Old Town district is the sight of several tall, wide-bellied grain storage silos from an earlier era. Those idle silos are now slated to play a role in the era to come— thanks to a certain sports team owner in the city to the south.
Dallas Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones and his Blue Star Land company acquired the property over two years ago, and plans are now underway on a mixed-use residential and retail project that will circle the silos, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Steve Brown.
“We’re going to incorporate the silos and include a park,” Blue Star Land CEO Joe Hickman told the DMN. “I’m going to build four hundred or five hundred apartment units and some retail around the silos.”
Folks find fun around the silos
The area around West Broadway in Prosper is already a popular place to visit. One attraction is Silo Park, a food truck park located at 380 West Broadway with room for six full-size food trucks, outdoor seating, a kid’s area, an air conditioned/heated full-service bar and more.
While several smaller silos were demolished in recent years, the remaining big ones help set Prosper apart from some of its overly glitz-conscious neighbors. The town likes it that way, and Blue Star Land aims to keep the history alive.
Taking a page out of TV celebs Chip and Joanna Gaines’ book
Parking a modern attraction around historic silos is far from unprecedented. HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines did just that in Waco with their Magnolia Market.
“We are going to redo the silos and make it like in Waco,” Blue Star’s Hickman told the DMN.
Sounds like a good idea for a TV show. Who knows? Maybe a certain Dallas sports team owner is ringing up HGTV now.
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