Friday, October 31, 2014

New skyscraper project will include residential and office towers overlooking Klyde Warren Par

Metropolitan Life Insurance and developer Trammell Crow Co. have disclosed details of their planned tower complex overlooking Klyde Warren Park.
MetLife and Crow plan to build an almost 30-story residential tower and a 20-story office building at the northwest corner of Pearl Street and Woodall Rodgers Freeway at the entrance to Uptown, according to plans filed with the City of Dallas.
The mixed-use development will occupy the site of the Chase motor bank across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Crow bought the bank property in June from JP Morgan Chase Bank.
Architect HKS Inc. is designing the 3-building project, which will have 513,000 square feet of office space, 275 luxury residential units and 20,900 square feet of restaurant space, Crow and MetLife said in the filings with the city.
The developers describe the project as a “high quality, well-designed vertical mixed-use development, including office, multifamily residential, retail/restaurant space, and possibly lodging uses, with a site design and landscape program which will complement the adjacent Klyde Warren Park and provide an excellent pedestrian environment.
Details of the proposed development. (CIty of Dallas)
“The office tower will be sited closer to Woodall Rodgers, with the taller residential tower set further back,” the filings say. “The heights will be comparable to others in the area and will be in context with the surrounding development and will be designed so as to preserve views from outside of the site.”
Three restaurants and a bank will be located on the ground floor of the project facing on Klyde Warren Park, the plans show
The office tower will be located on the corner of Pearl and Woodall Rodgers and the residential high-rise will be on Olive Street.
Crow and MetLife have been working on the project since early this year. They are seeking a planned development district designation from the city for the complex.
Early designs for the development which were leaked to Internet architectural blogs show sleek glass towers with low glass restaurant and retail buildings in front. The developer says that changes have been made in the plan since these preliminary photos, but the buildings shown are in the same position on the site plans filed with the city.