After six months of construction, and just in time for the holidays, $4 million in property improvements are being unveiled at the Shops at Highland Village.
With the upgrades, property owner Trademark Property Co. aims to bring a community feel to the shopping center northwest of Lewisville, adding communal areas and event space to the center’s tow courtyards.
(The Shops at Highland Village) had some amenities that the community used, so we wanted to take that format and expand it to the rest of the property, engaging people not just as a shopping experience but a part of their life,” said Weston Graves, vice president of portfolio development and construction for Trademark.
A pre-existing pop jet fountain in the center’s north courtyard has been expanded, and a play area and seating have been added. The shops also asked nearby restaurants to extend their patio areas, creating a more relaxed feel.
In the south courtyard, Trademark added a community pavilion with a fireplace, bistro seating, flexible event space and a bocce ball court. It will host the center’s Christmas tree during the holidays.
Paths have been added across both courtyards and the entire property to promote foot traffic.
“It’s going to help the property with warmth, much better traffic flow and production of more lively community engagement,” said Ravi Wadhwa, general manager of the Shops of Highland Village.
Next year, the center plans to add Wi-Fi available across the property.
The Shops at Highland Village kicks off its holiday season on Saturday with a light show. Other activities will be held at the center throughout the rest of November and December.