The Crescent Aims to Become Public Gathering Space Following $30M Makeover

For more than 25 years, The Crescent in Uptown Dallas has been making history. And that history is about to become even more complex seeing as Crescent Property Services LLC recently announced a $30 million renovation for the complex, with the goal to transform the iconic complex into a gathering space for the upscale neighborhood.

Hotel Crescent

For more than 25 years,  Uptown’s The Crescent has been making history. And that history is about to become even more complex, as Crescent Property Services L.L.C. recently announced a $30 million renovation that entails the transformation of the iconic complex from “a self-contained, mixed-use project with full-service amenities for workers and guests” into a gathering space for the entire neighborhood.

The renovation plan entails a new storefront for retail outlet Stanley Korshak, a street entrance for the Palomino restaurant and more outdoor seating, the revamping of the motor court, and the addition of high-rise live oak and birch trees. The company also enlisted the help of The Office of James Burnett to create a new landscape design that includes the transformation of “unused areas of the complex into intimate spots for relaxation and fun.”

The decision to open the plaza, office and retail components was motivated by Uptown’s emergence as a vibrant neighborhood as well as the high pedestrian traffic generated by Crescent’s proximity to downtown Dallas, the Klyde Warren Park, McKinney & Olive, the Arts District and the Dallas North Tollway and Central Expressway.

“The Crescent is Dallas’ most prestigious address in the region’s most vibrant market: Uptown,” said Crescent Managing Director John Zogg in an official statement.  “We have three of the best designed office towers, with adjacent upscale shopping and premier hotels and restaurants on 11 acres in the heart of Uptown. We are opening our arms to the neighborhood – embracing our great neighbors and welcoming them to work, shop and dine with us.”

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