Thursday, December 15, 2016

Union Dallas About to Go Vertical

The Union Dallas recently laid the groundwork for vertical construction to begin by pouring the concrete foundation. Moving to the vertical construction phase means dramatically increasing the workforce at the site.

The construction crew will be increasing from 50 to nearly 200 before the end of December. The groundbreaking ceremony for this iconic mixed-use site was eight months ago in April. 

“We are glad to be in the vertical construction phase of this project,” said Brian Krouse, VP of Construction, RED Development. “We’ve increased our construction crew four times over so things are really active at the site. It’s nice to be able to provide jobs for our community, too.”

RED Development’s plans for The Union Dallas, an exciting new office, residential and retail project totaling approximately 800,000 square-feet at Field Street and Cedar Springs Road demands top experience and expertise.  Scheduled to be completed in 2018, The Union Dallas combines a 417,000 square-foot, 22-story, Class-AA office tower; a 309-unit high-rise apartment building on 23 floors; 87,000 square-feet of retail and restaurants; a signature outdoor plaza and 10 levels of parking.

Two premier professional services firms have announced their moving moving plans to The Union Dallas office tower. One of the nation’s largest law firms, Vinson & Elkins, will occupy approximately 82,000 square-feet on three floors of the signature office building. Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, will relocate to approximately 58,000 square feet and two floors in the office tower.

Strategic project partner, StreetLights Residential, is leading the design and development for the 23-floor residential tower offering 309 luxury apartment homes and distinctive amenities. Designed by Dallas-based architect, HKS, Inc., and with DPR as the general contractor, the project will also feature a 60,000 square-foot Tom Thumb grocery store on the ground floor to provide convenient on-site grocery shopping.