This rendering shows the future JC Penney at TimberCreek Crossing, Northwest Highway and Skillman, which is scheduled to open fall 2011, according to developer Trammell Crow Company. (It’s a very tiny image because of its oblong shape; click the image for a larger view.)

The store will span 105,000 square feet, and JC Penney “has singled out the Dallas store for participation in the Department of Energy Net-Zero Energy Project, through which JC Penney’s design and construction teams will collaborate with two national laboratories to help achieve energy savings of 50 percent or more versus industry standards for similar new buildings.”

A two-story Sam’s Club/Walmart is also expected to open in the fall, according to Trammell Crow, and will comprise 320,000 square feet of the total 485,000 square foot retail center. Bank of America has also begun construction on a 4,500-square foot branch.

“Over the course of the next several months the center will really start to take shape, and by the end of the year we will have a significant portion of the retail space open and ready for business,” says Denton Walker, senior managing director with Trammell Crow Company. “This market has strong demographics, and we are confident the retail offerings at TimberCreek Crossing will cater to all types of shoppers.”

Advocate contributing editor Jeff Siegel has had a less optimistic view of this apartment complex-turned-shopping center (though he was wrong about the likelihood of the Medallion Target closing), and the TimberCreek project has also come under fire for clearing a number of mature trees. In addition, once the new Sam’s Club opens this year, Sam’s will close its current store at Greenville and Park Lane — though that’s not necessarily bad news.