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Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

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Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby ArtVandelay » 20 May 2019 06:58

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... se-project

"It's effectively the last piece of undeveloped land in that area where you could do something of substance," he said. "Internally we are calling it the crown jewel of McKinney Avenue."

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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 20 May 2019 09:47

Calling the crown jewel...well that's because the site is about as big as the crown jewel. I will be curious to see what they squeeze on this site.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby Matt777 » 20 May 2019 10:17

Guesses on what could go here? Since the lot is small, parking won't be abundant even if the go below ground and above ground. I'm thinking something with less parking needs like a tall, skinny lux condo tower? With like 2-4 residences per floor?

Pipe dream- an average of 3 residences per floor, all with ample outdoor patio space offering panoramic views, and 70 floors so it becomes the tallest residential building in Texas. 210 units. Or.... push it up to about 87 floors and ~260 units and make it the tallest building in Texas haha.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 20 May 2019 10:47

The land could make for something unique and stunning for sure if they spend some serious money on the design. Parking elevator to cut down on the need for ramps.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby lakewoodhobo » 20 May 2019 11:44

They don't need to reinvent the wheel. As a reminder, there were already plans in 2001 for a 10-story residential tower here. Of course, it should be much taller.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 20 May 2019 12:42

I like the homage to the crescent. I wouldn't mind something like this over here. There's to much glass IMO over here.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby NdoorTX » 20 May 2019 14:56

lakewoodhobo wrote:They don't need to reinvent the wheel. As a reminder, there were already plans in 2001 for a 10-story residential tower here. Of course, it should be much taller.

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Love it! Bring it back...

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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby Cbdallas » 20 May 2019 16:00

Ah yes 2001 back when Dallas thought it was Paris. Please do a pencil thin modern highrise not a faux past. Would be great to do a fresh modern take on the NYC Flat Iron building.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby CTroyMathis » 20 May 2019 16:12

Just for fun, here's a really old idea for the site (I have some more saved somewhere. . .)

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This website: https://www.worldclassproperty.com/deve ... nneyavenue shows some previous ideas for the site.
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Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Postby I45Tex » 20 May 2019 19:38

My idea would be observing that Woodbine just bought the neighboring tower at 1845 Woodall Rodgers, which was an early local example of the parking podium tower (floors 9-17 are office, but below that its windows mask a garage). So make the first three or four floors of this site along McKinney something really special.

Then, because there are no tenants to block across the street, get City permission for the parking deck to form a ceiling for the streetfront retail that is architecturally tied in to its design. Think a Texas modern Sistine ceiling that actually spans the avenue at levels 5-8 -- continuous with 1845WR's existing decks 5-8.
1845WR could have the portion of the very large ninth floor amenity deck that falls on its property, and a negotiated portion of the new spaces in the connected garage, while the new tower has the rest.


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