Monday, October 05, 2009

Apartments the only private-sector project under construction in Dallas Arts District


STEVE BROWN/Staff The Arts Apartments by Jefferson is the only private-sector project being erected in the Arts District.


The one private-sector development being built in Dallas' Arts District won't open until next year. The Arts Apartments by Jefferson is under construction at Ross Avenue and Routh Street.
The six-story apartment building is next door to the One Arts Plaza tower and across the street from the new AT&T Performing Arts Center. The Arts Apartments by Jefferson is the only private-sector project being erected in the Arts District.


Developer JPI Inc. has been working on the project since mid-2008.

"There are 228 units, and it will be completed by summer 2010," said JPI's Brad Taylor. "The Arts has a superior location, being located within the Arts District, and has generated a lot of interest from the community."

JPI officials say it's too early to say how much the apartments will rent for.
Designed by Atlanta-based Preston Partnership, the rental project will be clad in a combination of white, gray, blue and rust-colored stucco.