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Luxury living planned in Uptown; high-rise apartment building set near DART station.

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Phase two of Mockingbird Station East; rendering by GFF

High-Rise Luxury Residential Tower Set for Uptown

A new, 30-plus-story luxury apartment tower planned for the Uptown district will change the skyline north of the city’s downtown, The Dallas Morning News reported in April. The building by developer Crescent Real Estate is the first major project announced in Dallas since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site is at 2811 Maple Avenue, between the Stoneleigh Hotel and the Crescent business center. Joseph Pitchford, managing director of Crescent Real Estate, said the company acquired the site in 2018 but did not immediately determine what it wanted to build. “It could have been office or hospitality, but after some analysis of the market, luxury multifamily became the obvious and logical choice,” he said. A low-rise commercial building currently sits at the site, which is next door to a plot where a high-rise office tower is planned.

The building will have about 220 rental units that average 1,200 ft2 — significantly larger than typical apartments in the area — with a mix of two- and three-bedroom units. Dallas architect GFF designed the tower, which will be slender in profile and located so as not to block the view of nearby high rises.

The masonry, glass and metal tower will have a third-floor pool deck and five levels of underground parking. The Maple Avenue side of the building will be heavily landscaped with 10-ft-wide sidewalks and outdoor seating areas.

Apartment Tower Part of the Mix at Mockingbird Station

A 22-story apartment building from Trammell Crow Co. is one of four towers planned at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Mockingbird Station, The Dallas Morning News reported in May. Called Mockingbird Station East, the development would have a three-level underground parking garage in phase one, followed by the 481-unit rental tower designed by local architect GFF and three additional towers in later phases. The source observed a development on the current site of DART parking lots “has been envisioned almost since the transit station was built” and that Chicago developer Convexity Properties has a 28-story apartment tower under construction as part of its 12-acre project next to the DART line.

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