Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cityplace Co. files hotel, retail and apartment tower plans near West Village

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The Dallas-based development firm behind the West Village has filed plans with the city for its proposed hotel, grocery-anchored retail and residential tower project, which will be an extension of the Uptown neighborhood.

Earlier this month, Cityplace Co. President Neal Sleeper told the Dallas Business Journal about the proposed project on Blackburn Street between The Richards Group new headquarters building and 3700M— a luxury apartment community that recently opened.
"We are working on a deal right now with a grocery store and another high-rise tower of apartments, which would be the size of 3700M or a bit bigger" Sleeper told me during a previous interview. "We would do a hotel and additional retail, too."

Plans filed with the city's planning department call for a mixed-use district, which would include retail, lodging and multifamily uses on the 2.5-acre tract of land bound by Blackburn Street, Oak Grove Avenue, Cityplace West Boulevard and Noble Avenue, which is currently a construction staging site for the two adjacent developments currently underway.

There's a need for these type of urban neighborhoods near the West Village and the new zoning will help extend the West Village neighborhood along Blackburn Avenue, according to the plans filed with the city.

If the planning department changes the zoning on the site, the new zoning would allow developers to build additional retail space and help secure a grocery anchor to the project.
Staff Writer-Dallas Business Journal