Friday, November 08, 2013

Work starts this month on downtown Dallas' next residential tower

The upper half of the One Dallas Center tower is being converted to residenital. (DMN files)
Construction will start during in two weeks to convert the upper floors of the One Dallas Center tower in downtown Dallas into apartments.
The 276-unit project will occupy the top 16 floors of the office tower at Bryan and St. Paul Streets.
Developer Todd Interests and Moriah Real Estate Co. have already converted the lower floors of the 1970s building into new office space for architect HKS and Greyhound Lines.
Now apartment developer StreetLights Residential is joining the mix to create rental residences in the top half of the tower.
Developer Shawn Todd has been working on the project since 2011. (Steve Brown)
“We will have the first units ready in eight months,” developer Shawn Todd said Friday. “The whole theme of this project is like a high-end luxury hotel.”
The ground floor will include tenant lounge, dining area and professional kitchen. And there’s a swimming pool, deck area and cabanas outside.
On the top floor, developers will build a workout facility and spa.
Rents in the building wills start at $1,100 a month and will average about 840 square feet.
Todd Interests has already completed the public areas on the ground floor of the 30-story highrise.
“We’ve spent over a half million dollars on art,” Todd said. “This feels like a private gallery.”

By Steve Brown
stevebrown@dallasnews.com