Amazingly the only new passenger rail actively being built in Texas is in the autocentric suburbs of Dallas! Here is the Silver Line, an absurd boondoggle that will connect Dallas-Fort Worth airport with Plano. Yes, it will have connections to some of the DART light-rail lines, and it will be possible to change trains at DFW to connect to the line that goes to Fort Worth. But given this is Texas, this is sure to become one of the less-used commuter-rail lines in the country once it opens for service in 2026.
A brand-new rail station on the existing Trinity Railway Express between downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth is now under construction. The new station, called Trinity Lakes station, will be in eastern Fort Worth and will replace the existing Richland Hills station. The new station will be between the Richland Hills and Bell stations.
The tower proposed by Dallas’ Validus Development Corp. would include 104 luxury residential units in 29 stories. Developers presented plans for the project – located at Hood and Brown streets near Fairmount – at this week’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting.
Units in the tower would average more than 2,200 square feet, with only four residences per floor. All of the parking would be located in an underground garage and a swimming pool would be built on a second-floor tenant amenity area.
Dallas architect GFF designed the project, which developers say will cost between $90 million and $100 million.
A half dozen apartment and condominium towers and a luxury hotel also are planned in the Turtle Creek corridor between Uptown and Highland Park.
I feel like this is the 2nd phase of Downtown’s revitalization. The initial focus was to repurpose 40 vacant buildings, now it has shifted to underutilized office space. I really think this next wave of office conversions will help downtown reach critical mass, which it needs for more retail. Like a full service grocery store or discount/full line dept store.
— Office conversions
Comerica Bank Tower
They’re estimating 2,500 residential units as a result. Eliminating 3.7 million square ft of office space. I don’t think it includes the recent announcement abt Comerica Bank Tower.