Friday, October 31, 2014

New Cityplace tower will contain apartments, hotel and retail space

The new tower is planned for the parking lot next door to the new Richards Group building at Cityplace. (Steve Brown)
On the heels of opening its new Cityplace apartment tower, developer Forest City is seeking approvals to build at second Uptown high-rise.
Cityplace Co. and Forest City Enterprises have filed plans with the City of Dallas for a 24-story tower on Blackburn Street that would contain a combination of apartments, hotel rooms and retail space.
The 612,000-square-foot building would contain 399 residential units, 146 hotel rooms and 70,000 square feet of retail space on a 2.6-acre block at Blackburn and Oak Grove Avenue.
The property is one of the last development sites at Cityplace. (City of Dallas)
The mixed-use tower would be built between Forest City’s new 3700M apartments high-rise and the Richards Group’s new office building at Blackburn and North Central Expressway.
The planned Forest City building is on one of the last vacant tracts in the 30-year-old Cityplace development.
Forest City’s new 3700M tower is a 21-story, $100 million residential tower that includes retail on the ground floor. Cityplace Co. owns the shopping space, as it would in the new building.
WDG Architecture designed the new hotel and residential building the two developers are planning next door, according to filings with the Dallas City Plan Commission.