University of Texas at Dallas

We developed a mixed-use housing and retail project to support increases in student enrolment.

$227 million

Total project funding

61 year


Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions was selected to develop the first phase of a $52 million project that included the design, build, financing and operation of an on-campus mixed-use housing and retail development for The University of Texas at Dallas through a public-private partnership.

Northside features a university town centre concept, which was developed in partnership with Dallas-based residential and commercial developer Wynne/Jackson. Balfour Beatty Construction, also Dallas-based, led the overall design/build team, featuring Jacobs Engineering and Architecture Demarest as the design subcontractors.

The Northside community includes mid-rise apartments and townhomes that also includes shops, restaurants and entertainment venues to serve the more than 30,000 students, faculty staff and young professionals of the University and the greater Richardson, Texas area. The residential components of the community are managed by Balfour Beatty Communities.

In December 2015, Northside received the Richardson EDGE Award – recognising their impact on the Richardson, Texas community. EDGE is the economic development growth and expansion initiative of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP).

Phase 2 was completed on time and on schedule and was open to students for the Fall 2018 term. This phase is mixed-use development project that added 900 beds in both mid-rise apartment and townhome styles featuring a variety of new amenities including a second resort-style pool, a tournament sand volleyball court, fitness centre, a sky lounge amenity space and more than 7,000 square feet of additional retail space.

Phase 3 was completed in August 2020, adding 370 beds to the community and is the first phase to deliver smart home technology in every apartment. Phase 4, completed in 2021, featured two additional residential buildings, a parking garage and a host of new community amenities. This was the largest expansion, bringing the overall Northside development to more than 2,500 beds.