Wednesday, March 09, 2016
New towers on the way in Dallas’ booming Design District
Three new towers in the works will change the skyline of Dallas’ Design District.
But the ambitious development plans won’t come at the expense of long-time design firm tenants that give the neighborhood its name, the builders promise.
“The heart and soul of the district are the design firms and we don’t want to lose them,” said Bill Hutchinson, CEO of Dunhill Partners, which heads the investment group that in 2014 bought the lion’s share of the Design District.
Since then Hutchinson and his partners have worked on plans for new developments in the area northwest of downtown Dallas while marketing existing buildings to design showroom and creative firms.
This year Dunhill and its team will break ground on the first of the high-rises planned just east of Stemmons Freeway.
By Steve Brown of the Dallas Morning News