Friday, September 19, 2014

New Uptown Dallas office tower will open in early 2016

The 1920 McKinney tower is being built at Harwood and McKinney. (BOKA Powell)
Developers are ready to start construction on Uptown’s next office tower.
The 11-story 1920 McKinney office and retail project is being built at the corner of McKinney Avenue and Harwood Street by Invesco Real Estate and KDC.
Construction signs are already up on the vacant block for the building that will be ready in early 2016. Work will start on the project before the end of the month.
The new 150,000-square-foot tower was designed by Dallas architects BOKA Powell – the same firm that did some of Victory Park’s projects.
Commercial real estate firm JLL is leasing the office space and The Retail Connection is hunting tenants for about 8,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space planned on the ground floor.
Real estate brokers say that the developer and Invesco are negotiating a lease with the Employees Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas to occupy a chunk of the planned office space.
The office tower is just a block from Klyde Warren Park and occupies one of the last vacant construction sites along McKinney.
It’s just across the street from where Crescent Real Estate has started construction on its 20-storyMcKinney & Olive tower.