StreetLights Residential Breaks Ground on Uptown Dallas Infill; TDI, Matthews Southwest Bring Luxury Residences to South Lamar

StreetLights Residential (SLR) has commenced construction on a new high-rise development that will add 212 luxury apartment homes to Uptown Dallas.

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor

StreetLights Residential has commenced construction on a new high-rise development that will add 212 luxury apartment homes to Uptown Dallas.

To be located on a one-acre pad just off McKinney Avenue at the Maple/Routh connection and Thomas Avenue, the 23-story residential tower will feature one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Moreover, the complex will offer penthouse options with views of the Dallas skyline.

The interiors are being designed by Waldrop + Nichols Studio L.L.C. The landscape will be designed by Studio Outside.

“The project’s proximity to both Uptown and downtown Dallas provides an ideal location,” said SLR CEO Doug Chesnut. “The landscape of Dallas’ urban core has changed dramatically over the past few years, and we are excited to be a part of this positive change and growth as we begin work on another urban infill project.”

SLR Uptown Construction L.L.C. is serving as general contractor. Gromatzky Dupree & Associates is the project architect.

The first apartment homes are expected to be delivered in late 2015.

SLR is also working on The Taylor, a 17-story luxury apartment tower at 3100 Carlisle St. The premier Uptown development offers 308 apartment homes and more than 17,000 square feet of high-end amenities. According to the developer’s website, units range in size from 564-square-foot studios to 2,314-square-foot penthouses.

Meanwhile, a joint venture of TDI and Matthews Southwest has broken ground on a 290-unit luxury multi-family community in the growing South Side neighborhood of Dallas.

The Class A project will be located at 1210 South Lamar, within walking distance of numerous shopping and dining destinations, including Full Circle Tavern, The Cedars Social and Opening Bell. Residents can also walk to the DART light-rail at Cedars Station, which connects them to entertainment and business venues such as the Dallas Convention Center, American Airlines Center, Victory Park and Mockingbird Station.

“The commitment of Matthews Southwest and TDI to develop additional creative and quality residential projects for the urban core of our city is a real gift,” said Mayor Mike Rawlings. “The team is giving us great examples of how to continue to develop The Cedars neighborhood and offer various housing options for citizens who want to live near downtown. This project represents another GrowSouth moment worth celebrating.”

The community will offer a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartment homes in a four-story midrise building featuring a blend of contemporary, industrial and traditional facade designs.

Interiors will showcase contemporary features and design elements including high ceilings, kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances and full-size washers and dryers. Common amenities will include a rooftop deck with views of the Dallas skyline; a trail connecting to DART; access to The South Side Bark Park; as well as two private courtyards, one with a pool and direct access to the property’s clubhouse, and the second boasting a park-like setting with benches and an outdoor movie theater.

According to Matt Brendel, vice president & development partner for the central region at TDI, the live/work residences were specifically designed to cater to artists or small service businesses that can benefit from the pedestrian traffic along South Lamar.

Financing for the project was provided by American Bank of Texas and the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System.

Completion is set for the beginning of 2016.

TDI/JPI has completed 50 communities in the DFW Metroplex and has three additional projects currently under construction: Jefferson Creekside (Allen), Jefferson Center (Richardson) and Jefferson Las Colinas.

Image courtesy of  StreetLights Residential