Dallas City Council members amended an agreement with the Dallas Public Facility Corporation on Wednesday to allow the construction of a multifamily property on Technology Boulevard.

The Dallas Express reported previously that the 15-acre site has been a magnet for criminals and vagrants since French company Teleperformance closed the center in 2019 after laying off roughly 400 people. Records provided by the City indicate that between January 1, 2020, and May 2, 2024, police documented multiple criminal trespass reports at 9999 West Technology Blvd., including the arrests of five people on several offenses and warrants following an investigation on December 7, 2023.

Data from the Dallas Central Appraisal District shows the City of Dallas has owned the two-story gold-veneered glass-paneled building, constructed in 1984, since July 2023, about three months after council members approved a resolution authorizing a developer agreement with the Dallas Public Facility Corporation (DPFC).

That agreement called for DPFC to acquire property “in preparation for housing, which property the DPFC will subsequently enter a lease to one or more affordable housing developers to be developed in two phases.”

At the time, the project included the construction of 615 units “of safe, affordable housing, revitalizing a declining vacant property in an existing neighborhood,” and collecting “increased revenue to fund additional investments” in housing.

The approved resolution authorizes using Community Development Block Grant money as part of the one-phase developer agreement with DPFC for The Park at Northpoint. The number of apartments to be built has been reduced from 615 to 426; however, the ground lease agreement with Kentucky-based LDG Development remains a 75-year term.

“In District 6, we’re always welcoming more housing, more workforce housing, things of that nature,” Council Member Omar Narvaez (District 6) told DX. “It’s something we need to do. We’ve already done different housing projects in this exact same area. I’m very excited about this and look forward to hopefully getting this approved so we can get this project going.”

LDG Development plans to demolish the building at 9999 West Technology Blvd., per City staff.