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Dallas’ Maple Avenue corridor booming with development



Parkland Hospital under construction (image above is old as 5 cranes are now in operation for the massive project).
An example of the dense residential complexes being constructed surrounding the Dallas Medical District can be seen center left in the
immediate background behind the construction site; Downtown Dallas looms a short 3 miles to the south.




The new 2.5 million sf and $1.3 billion dollar Parkland Hospital is being constructed on the large parking lot in the foreground of this image looking at the west side of the Dallas Medical District; the booming Medical District stretches further north and east. A second new massive hospital, University Hospital, at 1.3 million sf and $800 million dollars just started construction on the north side of the Medical District.



Webcam capture of Parkland Hospital under construction as of 11-23-11, looking south.
Here is a link to a time lapse video showing progress from 10-28-10 until 11-23-11, very cool: http://newparkland.parklandhospital....o-gallery.html
And here is a link to an excellent video overview of the new Parkland Hospital: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euRMGpsyDms




Webcam capture of University Hospital under construction as of 11-23-11; looking north and beyond the Medical District.
Here is a link to an excellent video overview of the new University Hospital: http://newhospital.utsouthwestern.edu/videos.html




Developers are scrambling to build apartments and retail, thanks to new hospital construction and a new light rail service.


By STEVE BROWN, Dallas Morning News
Published: 17 November 2011 08:48 PM


Standing on the corner of Maple Avenue and Butler Street, you can see commuter trains stopping a block away at the station.

And construction cranes for the new [2.5 million square foot at $1.3 billion dollar] Parkland Hospital building are visible just to the south.

No wonder developer Glenbrook Residential thinks this would be a good place to build 342 apartments.

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Developers are working on plans for more than 1,000 apartments plus retail space in the northwest Dallas neighborhood between Harry Hines Boulevard and Denton Drive.

Some of it is already under construction, such as Kroger’s new supermarket on the former Elliott’s Hardware site at Maple and Medical District Drive.

“With the new Kroger opening in April, the area is turning into a neighborhood,” Brignon said.

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Big changes have already happened along Maple south of the Dallas North Tollway, where Crow Holdings is redeveloping the old Parkland Hospital property. Crow has bought a stretch of several blocks in that area for office development.

North of Inwood Road on Forest Park, Crow Holdings has contracted to purchase a site for about 340 apartments. Work could start on that project as soon as early 2012.

And apartment developer Alliance Residential is buying more than two blocks of vacant land at Kings Road and Fairmont Street for an even larger rental property.

Some old properties are being scraped away to make way for new projects.

Longtime Dallas real estate firm Rader Properties is about to demolish a 50-year-old apartment complex it purchased this year near Maple and Hudnall Street. The property is being cleared for eventual redevelopment, said Rader Properties’ Merrel Moore.

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Article here: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/r...ion=reregister

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"Urban Living Laboratory", a 1.1 million sf, $128 million dollar mixed use, LEED certified,
green and sustainable "live, work, play" urban development to be built in North Dallas
11-18-11



This is an incredibly exciting and very unique mixed use project getting ready to break ground in Dallas in January 2012.

This urban development project, like no other, is being underwritten by more than 20 Fortune 500 corporations who will directly participate in and benefit from the leading edge research in sustainable living that will be the hallmark and legacy of this unique development as there is "nothing like it in the world" today.

Texas A&M University System is spearheading the cutting edge research in concert with participation by other leading universities from around the world along with the cadre of Fortune 500's. A Dallas-area development company, Realty Appreciation Ltd., is the developer for the project with the first of five phases breaking ground in January 2012.

Here are several articles from various sources that detail this unique mixed use development for Dallas:

http://dallas.tamu.edu/news/plans-fo...las-announced/

http://www.archinnovations.com/news/...ng-laboratory/

http://www.constructiondigital.com/s...y-dallas-texas

http://urbanlivinglaboratory.com/images/reuters1.pdf

http://www.urbanlivinglaboratory.com/

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Dallas mixed-use ‘Laboratory’ advances ...


Phase One Rendering: 310-unit, 10-building apartment complex and club house.



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Later project phase: office building rendering.


URBAN LIVING LABORATORY: Plans include more than 700 apartments, 150,00 square feet of office space, 105,000 square feet of retail space, and two hotels with 250 rooms total.


Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, Staff Writer
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011

Realty Appreciation, the developer of the $128 million, 1.1-million-square-foot Urban Living Laboratory, plans to submit building documents to the City of Dallas on Friday for the development’s first phase.

The $28 million initial phase of the five-phase Urban Living Laboratory includes a 310-unit, 10-building apartment complex and club house.

If approved, subcontractors could see requests-for-proposals such as for earthwork, site utilities, concrete, masonry, framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, dry wall and painting projects.

Bidding could begin mid-December, after permits are issued from the City of Dallas.

Construction could start as early as January. It is scheduled to ...

Full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/pr...mixed-use.html
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Heady's speculative Plano office development under way


An artist's rendering of the Headquarters 1 in Legacy Town Center.

Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal
Thursday, December 1, 2011, 1:36pm CST

Plano-based Heady Investments has broken ground on its six-story, 164,000-square-foot building on the southeast corner of Headquarters Drive and the Dallas North Tollway at Legacy Town Center in Plano.

Construction began on the project at the end of November, and is 100 percent speculative. The building is scheduled to be complete by December 2012.

Developer Randy Heady says he's got a number of tenants eyeing the building.

Headquarters I at Legacy Town Center has already received interest from brokers representing tenants seeking 50,000 square feet to 100,000 square feet of space, he said.

Heady Investments secured construction financing of about $16 million on the speculative first phase of the project through Bank of the Ozarks . The project will cost an estimated $26 million to construct.

Dallas-based ANPH Architects designed the project. Ed Henry Building & Engineering is the general contractor.

The six-story, 164,000-square-foot Class A office project at the northeast corner of Headquarters Drive and Dallas North Tollway is located on 5.2 acres of land in Plano.

The company will wait until the first phase of the project, Headquarters I at Legacy Town Center, is roughly 40 percent to 50 percent leased before applying for construction financing for the second phase of the project.

Heady Investments will keep the same designer and general contractor for Headquarters II at Legacy Town Center.

Article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/ne...no-office.html

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Houston-based Hines to construct office tower in Dallas' Preston Center


Houston-based Hines will construct an office tower on the Douglas Avenue/Preston Center site in Dallas.

Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Article behind DMN paywall: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...ng-tenants.ece
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The medical center/construction is very impressive. Kudos to Dallas' job/population growth! The Urban Living Laboratory, not so impressive. That's ok, though. Hard not to be jealous of the population boom going on in TX still - now I feel like I know how the northerners feel when everyone goes somewhere else!
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The medical center/construction is very impressive. Kudos to Dallas' job/population growth! The Urban Living Laboratory, not so impressive. That's ok, though. Hard not to be jealous of the population boom going on in TX still - now I feel like I know how the northerners feel when everyone goes somewhere else!
Everything is cyclical and you're correct, right now Dallas is red-hot for new development and population growth. Multiple areas within the City are all booming simultaneously, and the level of activity is increasing throughout the City and its metro area.

The number of new apartments under construction in the MSA will total 9,000 before the end of December 2011 (which is by far the largest number of any metro in the nation), with 80% of those located on the Dallas side of the MSA, and 75% of those located either in Downtown Dallas or the surrounding close-in center city area.

Apartment occupancy in the Dallas area (excluding Fort Worth) stands at 93.3 percent in the third quarter, according to MPF Research (a real estate research firm). That is a year-over-year increase of 1.8 percent, which is substantially larger than the national increase of 1.0 percent.

Occupancy is even higher in some submarkets; intown Dallas had a 96.2 percent third quarter occupancy rate.

Center city Dallas is red-hot!

Two current articles, one by the Dallas Morning News and the other by the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development, provide plenty of details as to the enormous boom occurring in Dallas right now.

I'll post excerpts from the Dallas Morning News article separately as it is behind a paywall.

Here is the link to the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development newsletter for October 2011: http://www.dallas-ecodev.org/SiteCon...11/october.pdf
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New apartments planned for Victory Park in Downtown Dallas


The proposed Victory Park apartment building would be constructed on the large grass covered tract southwest of American Airlines Center.

By Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News
Published: 05 October 2011 10:07 AM

Almost five years after the last groundbreaking, developers are working on a new project at Dallas’ Victory Park development.

A five-story apartment building is in the works for a vacant tract across the street from Victory’s light-rail station.

The 378-unit apartment complex on Victory Avenue is proposed by developer Mill Creek Residential Trust.

The builder has filed preliminary plans with the city of Dallas, seeking approval.

The apartment project would be built around two central courtyards and would have a six-story parking garage. It is a block from American Airlines Center, according to the information given to city planners.

“The apartment part of Victory has always done well,” said Greg Willett, vice president with the apartment analyst MPF Research. “Certainly, it helps to be right next to the DART station.”
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If the project moves ahead as planned, Mill Creek’s apartments will be the first significant development started at Victory Park since work began in late 2006 on the 28-story House condominium tower, at Victory Avenue and Lamar Street.

Since then, the project on downtown Dallas’ northwest corner has leased up most of its office space. And two apartment projects opened in the development have done well.
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Article here: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...ctory-park.ece

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Construction kicks off next week on Addison apartments


Behringer Harvard will break ground Thursday on the second phase of its Allegro apartments located on the Dallas North Tollway in Addison.

By STEVE BROWN
Published: Dec 8, 2011 10:25 AM

Investor and developer Behringer Harvard will start construction next week on an Addison apartment community.

The 120-unit rental complex will be built on the Dallas North Tollway and is the second phase of the 3-year-old Allegro apartments.

Behringer Harvard last year bought the 272-unit Allegro project on the west side ....

Article behind paywall: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...apartments.ece
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Long coveted Turtle Creek block in central Dallas to be used for apartment and office building development

Two 8 story mid-rise apartment towers with 347 units in first phase; office towers to follow in second phase


Prime Oak Lawn property that's been fallow for 26 years to be used
for apartment and office building development.


By STEVE BROWN
Published: Dec 2, 2011 11:16 AM

Developers are eyeing an Oak Lawn block that's long been considered the best construction site on Turtle Creek.

The 6-acre tract at Turtle Creek Boulevard and Cedar Springs Road has been vacant since the 1980s when builders knocked down an old office building.

Back then the plan was to construct a 30-story office tower complex. But the real estate crash put an end to that scheme.

And for more than a quarter of a century the land — owned by General Electric Pension Trust — just sat.

Now apartment builders and an office developer are looking at new projects for the property, which GE will help fund.

Columbus Realty Partners, one of Dallas’ most experienced apartment builders, has filed plans with the city of Dallas to build a 347-unit rental project on the north half of the property.

Two buildings about eight stories tall would be built on both sides of Dickason Avenue at Sale Street.

Columbus Realty CEO Robert Shaw declined to discuss plans for the project.

But details at City Hall say the building will be designed by JHP Architecture, a firm that’s worked on multiple urban-style apartment projects in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood and other close-in locations.

Columbus Realty has partnered with GE on some of its projects in Collin County. And Shaw pioneered the Uptown apartment building market starting in the 1990s.

The property owner is also working to develop the south half of the Turtle Creek block for office space.

“GE can get a much better return on their investment by developing that property,” said Dallas broker Newt Walker. “A lot of people have looked at buying the site, but the cost has always been too high.”

The last time the property sold was in 1984, when a Pennsylvania developer paid more than $125 a square foot for the land. It’s still one of the highest prices ever paid for a large tract in Oak Lawn.

The hillside property that once housed the Gulf Insurance Building has large trees around the perimeter and old parking lots at the rear.

In 1997, luxury hotel operator Ritz-Carlton considered the block for its Dallas hotel and condominium project, but the deal stalled. Years later, the Ritz was built closer to downtown on McKinney Avenue.

Just south of the GE property, another empty tract at Turtle Creek and Bowen Street was purchased this summer by developer Hillwood. The 6-acre tract, once planned for a high-rise seniors housing complex, fronts the Katy Trail.

Hillwood bought that property for office and residential construction.

Article: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...nstruction.ece

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"Residences at Wycliff", central Dallas Oak Lawn apartment project planned for tollway site

The 306-unit Residences at Wycliff apartments are planned at Congress and Wycliff avenues in Oak Lawn

By STEVE BROWN
Published: 30 November 2011 07:03 AM

Developers are eyeing an Oak Lawn block for the next luxury apartment community.

The builders are asking city approvals to replace a 46-year-old apartment complex at the Dallas North Tollway and Wycliff Avenue with new rental units.

Developer Hepfner, Smith, Airhart & Day wants to build a four-story, 306-unit project called the Residences at Wycliff on the 4-acre block at Congress and Wycliff.

Plans for the project filed with the city of Dallas show a brick and stone building with a central parking garage. The project was designed by Dallas-based BGO Architects.

The two-story buildings there now have about 144 rental units.

Several other older apartment projects in the neighborhood have been knocked down for development.

Hepfner Smith has almost a dozen Dallas-Fort worth area apartment, office and industrial buildings.

Its newest project is part of a growing number in the works in close-in Dallas neighborhoods.

Apartment starts in North Texas have risen by more than 70 percent this year, with more than 7,000 units already under construction.

9,000 units are expected to be under construction before year's end.

Article: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...ion=reregister

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"The Collective", in-town mixed-use development to be built in Dallas

Project to contain 320 apartments, 40,000 sq ft of retail and offices

By Roy Appleton, Dallas Morning News, Oak Cliff Blog
Published Tue., Dec. 6, 2011 3:33 PM


Design is under way for a mixed-use development along both sides of Fort Worth Avenue west of Hampton Road in Dallas' North Oak Cliff district.

David Krukiel, a project partner, said the plan now calls for 320 apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail and offices on part of 17 acres where the Colorado Place Apartments once stood. He said financing is in place, as is zoning, and project owners hope to break ground in April on what's being called The Collective.

Krukiel said he and CityDesign Studio staff have been working toward a final site plan. But the layout will have retail and offices facing Fort Worth Avenue with wide, pedestrian-welcoming sidewalks, he said. And three stories of housing will be built behind the commercial space.

No tenants have been signed, Krukiel said. The goal is to bring in "small box" chain retailers and local/independent businesses, he said. The project will include gallery space and "at least a couple of restaurants." he added. "We want to be a second destination for north Oak Cliff" behind Bishop Arts.

Whether a Wal-Mart neighborhood market will come to the area, as previously announced, is unclear. Krukiel said he wasn't aware of such a plan. And company spokesfolks haven't responded to queries.

Article: http://oakcliffblog.dallasnews.com/a...-rezoning.html

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9 story mid-rise apartment with 200 units to be built in Dallas' Uptown

Katy Trail apartment project proposed


Developers want to build a 9-story apartment project on the site of a single story Carlisle Street office complex.

By STEVE BROWN, Dallas Morning News
Published: Dec 13, 2011 10:43 AM


Developers want to replace an aging Uptown office complex with a new apartment building.

The 9-story residential project would be constructed on Carlisle Street adjacent to the Katy Trail.

Property owner Alamo Manhattan Carlisle LLC is asking approval from the City of Dallas to build 200-apartments in the project, which would include six floors of residential space on top of a 3-level parking garage.

The property just west of Bowen Street is zoned for high-rise office construction more than twice the height of the planned apartments.

The two buildings Alamo Manhattan Carlisle owns at 3103 Carlisle were built in the 1970s. The company that owns the properties is headed by Jeffrey B. Brawner.

Preliminary plans for the project show a 100-foot tall building with two interior courtyards facing the popular Katy Trail.

The proposed development is just across the street from where StreetLights Residential plans to build a 16-story apartment tower with about 300 units.


Article: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...t-proposed.ece
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$1.5 billion dollar mixed use complex in suburban North Dallas moves forward



Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 6:06pm CST

Dallas-based Venture Commercial Real Estate announced Tuesday that it brokered the Nebraska Furniture Mart 433-acre land buy in The Colony in four separate land tracts.

The land, located south of State Highway 121 and east of Plano Pkwy., will be the site for a $1.5 billion, mixed-use development anchored by 1.8 million square foot retail and distribution center for Nebraska Furniture Mart.

The center would include 1.2 million square feet of warehouse space, a 546,000-square-foot showroom, and 25,000 square feet of regional corporate office space.

Venture Commercial's Larry Leon, Jonathan Cooper and Bob Moore consulted on the site selection and provided market analysis for the furniture retailer.

The largest of the four land parcels is a 308-acre tract sold by Maharishi Global Development Fund.

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Full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/ne...-land-buy.html

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Is it not as amazing to everyone else as it is to me the vast pool of development projects happening in Dallas right now? I'm shocked already at the fact that almost every post on this page is a transcription of an article discussing yet another new project. That all on top of other projects, civic and otherwise, that I'm already aware of (Museum Tower, Woodall Rodgers Park, Trinity River Project, the Calatrava bridges, etc.) The scope of all this truly boggles my mind. Way to go, Dallas. Way to go.
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Is it not as amazing to everyone else as it is to me the vast pool of development projects happening in Dallas right now? I'm shocked already at the fact that almost every post on this page is a transcription of an article discussing yet another new project. That all on top of other projects, civic and otherwise, that I'm already aware of (Museum Tower, Woodall Rodgers Park, Trinity River Project, the Calatrava bridges, etc.) The scope of all this truly boggles my mind. Way to go, Dallas. Way to go.
Wait 'till you/we hear about the new Pelli tower in Uptown. You'll really get excited!
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Cesar Pelli to Design Crescent's 600,000 SF Mixed-Use Project in Uptown Dallas

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Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC plans to develop a 600,000 square-foot, mixed-used project on its 3.1-acre site at McKinney Avenue and Olive Street, adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton in Uptown Dallas.

Crescent has selected Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, founded by AIA Lifetime Achievement award-winner Cesar Pelli​, to design the project. Crescent says this will be the first internationally-acclaimed architect to design a commercial building in Dallas since the 1980s.

Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.

"We strategically have held this site for 15 years, intending to develop it when we believed the market was ready," said John Goff, Chairman and CEO of Crescent in a statement.

Crescent's development site spans from McKinney Avenue to Cedar Springs. Adjacent to the site are both the Ritz-Carlton Dallas Hotel and Residences© developed and owned by Crescent and The Crescent© mixed-use office complex that Crescent leases and manages.
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Is it not as amazing to everyone else as it is to me the vast pool of development projects happening in Dallas right now? I'm shocked already at the fact that almost every post on this page is a transcription of an article discussing yet another new project. That all on top of other projects, civic and otherwise, that I'm already aware of (Museum Tower, Woodall Rodgers Park, Trinity River Project, the Calatrava bridges, etc.) The scope of all this truly boggles my mind. Way to go, Dallas. Way to go.
Its really just pent up development from before the recession. Nothing major, but a lot of good infill and some civic projects(Dallas people hate this stuff no matter the funding). I think its often forgotten that DFW has nearly 7 million people, so its really not that much going on. We have a long long way to go to even get close to where the plans were before the recession.
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I guess it was no accident that the success of the Ritz Residential was touted just last week.
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Rawlings Declares "Let The Dirt Fly" as City Council Approves Sylvan Thirty Zoning

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Just after that totally delightful discussion on the voting habits of trees, after which the city council OK'd a new Walmart, there came another momentous development matter: the West Dallas mixed-use project known as Sylvan Thirty, the one we've been writing about since, I dunno, forever-ish. The city council voted unanimously to approve the new development, but not before some impassioned speeches and what looked a lot like a moment of profound existential despair from Belmont Hotel owner and developer Monte Anderson .

Anderson, as we've noted previously, has emerged as a staunch opponent of Sylvan Thirty's proposed rezoning and told the council today that he's been called a lot of names lately: "Zealot, selfish, greedy, idealistic, uneducated, untrained, incompetent and much worse." He talked at length about the developments he's helped to oversee in the city -- the restoration of the Texas Theater and Belmont and Smoke among them -- and the "countless hours" he's spent working on Fort Worth Avenue. He said that he even represented Brent Jackson, Sylvan Thirty's developer, in acquiring the land Sylvan Thirty will sit on. In return, Anderson said, Jackson has "completely ignored" the Special Purpose District 714 rules that are supposed to govern development in that part of town.
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