|The 20-story building will be constructed at |
McKinney Avenue and Routh.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Groundbreaking set for McKinney Avenue highrise
Construction is set to begin next week on an Uptown Dallas apartment tower.
Dallas’ Cheng Investments and Stoneleigh Cos are building the 20-story residential highrise on the former site of the Hard Rock Café on McKinney Avenue at Routh Street.
Called One Dallas, the building will contain about 200 apartments plus extensive retail on the first two floors.
Development partner Paul Cheng said the groundbreaking will be on July 23.
“It will feature six levels of underground parking, charging stations for electric vehicles, rooftop pool and interior lobby designed by designer Francois Frossard,” Cheng said.
Dallas architect Phillip Shepherd designed the building.
“One of the restaurants will be called Style and Grace featuring a superstar chef from New York City,” Cheng said. “The other restaurant we are finalizing the lease so we are not able to announce just yet."
Real estate brokers say the developers have talked to several high-end local eateries about moving into the project, including The Palm, which is now in downtown’s West End.
Cheng Investments is building the tower in partnership with Illinois-based Stoneleigh, which is headed by Rick Cavenaugh.
The two firms bought the McKinney Avenue tract almost a year ago.
The popular Hard Rock Café building – an historic church – was knocked down in 2008, right before the recession hit. Since then the land has been idle.
Hard Rock Café now operates in the Victory Park project on the north edge of downtown Dallas.
The One Dallas tower will be constructed across the street from where Gables Residential is building a Whole Foods Market with apartments built above the grocery store.
Steve Brown- Dallas News