Although Sarah Toth graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Journalism, she has spent the last nine years working in special events and public relations. She worked in Washington, DC for five years before moving back to Texas in 2004. Sarah is a volunteer at the SPCA of Texas and has a passion for photography. Sarah and her husband Mark moved to Murphy in April 2007 and could not be happier with their decision.
Wylie’s city leaders and dedicated residents attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Woodbridge Crossing retail center Wednesday, April 30.
The 575,000 square foot Target-anchored center will dominate the landscape of FM544 just east of McCreary Road.?
The more than 300 people in attendance seemed to agree that this is a very welcome addition to the City of Wylie.
Texas State Representative Jodie Laubenberg said she excited about this economic growth opportunity.
?“Wylie has become the center point of shopping far beyond Wylie’s city limits,” Laubenberg said. “While the rest of the country is suffering economic decline, Collin County is still moving ahead.”
?Don Bouvier, Senior Vice President of Development at Direct Development, said the company is proud to have partnered with the City of Wylie and its leadership.
?“We still have a lot to give to this community,” Bouvier said.
Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman attended the event to represent Direct Development and show support for the new retail center.
?“I’ve been a part of some pretty great teams,” Aikman said, “and the common thread is having people who are unselfish and have a common objective.”
?Aikman said the City of Wylie has a special place in his heart because his wife was born there.
?“She didn’t stay very long,” Aikman joked, “but had there been a SuperTarget she probably would have stayed a lot longer.”
?John Mondy, Mayor of Wylie, said he is excited because this new retail complex will bring 1000 new jobs and over $600,000 in sales tax revenue to the City of Wylie.
“This will have a huge impact on all of us,” he said.
?Mondy also thanked the cities of Sachse and Murphy for their collaboration and cooperation during the development process.
?Construction on Woodbridge Crossing retail center will begin in the very near future and will be completed in summer 2009.
By Sarah Toth