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Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)

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Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)

Postby jetnd87 » 13 Nov 2019 14:09

A New Jersey developer that has major projects in the New York metro area plans to build a high-rise residential building in Dallas’ Design District.

Urby – a unit of Hoboken-based Ironstate Development Co. – is working on the luxury rental project on HiLine Drive near Turtle Creek Boulevard.

The two-tower development is right across the street from the new Virgin Hotel.

Urby recently bought the almost four acre vacant block which fronts on the Trinity Strand Trail.

The property is one of the last large vacant development sites in the Design District, which is seeing a wave of construction and new projects.

Nearby property owners expect Urby’s residential tower to reach almost 30 floors.

“I can tell you that phase one is 381 rental units,” Urby representative George Cahn said in an email. “Construction will start in March, 2020.”

The tower will take about 26 month to complete, he said.

Urby is know at home for its sleek modern designs, high-end amenities and affordable apartment rents. The company has new projects on Staten Island, in Jersey City and near Stamford, Conn.


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

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Postby DPatel304 » 13 Nov 2019 14:15

Thanks for sharing! I'm curious to see what this will look like, and they also mention that 'phase one' will be 381 rental units, so I wonder what phase two will entail.

I'm very happy to see yet another tower going up in the Design District and glad to see this one fronting the Trinity Strand Trail. I think that's definitely an underutilized asset and hopefully if we get enough development in the area, we'll eventually get someone to clean it up and make it look a bit nicer.

It seems like it's been a great week for Dallas so far. Could this, in part, be because of the Uber effect? I know Dallas has been doing just fine even before Uber, but I'm sure they definitely helped provide more confidence for developers in our city.

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Postby eburress » 13 Nov 2019 14:17

Almost 30 floors is tall for that part of the Design District! How exciting!

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Postby muncien » 13 Nov 2019 14:19

I only see ONE high rise on Urby's website... But, it is one sweet looking building. Glad to see some new blood in the area. It doesn't look like they have done much at all.
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Postby emmasensei » 13 Nov 2019 15:40

yaaaay. I especially want to see the Trinity Strand Trail begin to pop. I live so close to the Katy Trail that I never have the urge to go down there, especially when it's as un-vibrant as it currently is. But with the KT becoming downright crowded on weekends, there's no reason why we can't start spreading the love to our other trails.

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Postby Tnexster » 13 Nov 2019 17:13

Wow 30 floors and then don't forget the planned tower next to Cabana which could be close to 35 if I remember correctly. Maybe DD is going to be a bigger player going forward.

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Postby eddieg1 » 14 Nov 2019 06:30

Urby Redefines Big City Apartment Living

[https://www.forbes.com/sites/keithflamer/2017/11/30/urby-redefines-big-city-apartment-living/amp/]

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Postby texasstar » 14 Nov 2019 09:05

The hits just keep on coming!

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 14 Nov 2019 09:23

I will believe it when I see it.
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Postby ContriveDallasite » 15 Nov 2019 03:07

Does anyone wonder where the next natural transition of the retail that is in the design district will move? As the pSQFT rents start lifting, it will make less economically feasible for some of these galleries and showrooms to stay in the area.

Not against what is happening - but where do we see this retail moving to? Further north-east towards Mockingbird / Love Field?

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Postby tamtagon » 15 Nov 2019 12:25

I really wouldn't mind seeing a shift of the edgier galleries to Deep Ellum and Expo/Fair Park with Design District trending toward the higher end galleries.... the flow from Design District thru Victory Park to the Arts District is a fantastic corridor of citified experience catering to the art world, with East Dallas and Fair Park providing a big kicker of emerging art trends.

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Postby DPatel304 » 15 Nov 2019 12:34

Deep Ellum seems like a natural fit, but that neighborhood is changing way too rapidly at this point. Expo park might be a possibility. Perhaps even the Cedars?

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Postby eburress » 15 Nov 2019 13:58

tamtagon wrote:I really wouldn't mind seeing a shift of the edgier galleries to Deep Ellum and Expo/Fair Park with Design District trending toward the higher end galleries.... the flow from Design District thru Victory Park to the Arts District is a fantastic corridor of citified experience catering to the art world, with East Dallas and Fair Park providing a big kicker of emerging art trends.


To some extent this is already happening. One of my favorite galleries, Maestri, is now in Exposition Park.

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Postby Kelley USA » 04 Mar 2020 15:37

Whatever happened to this one? This thing fizzled out FAST! Wonder if it's still in the pipeline? Articles mentioned breaking ground March 2020. Never even saw a rendering.

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Postby dallaz » 22 Jun 2020 13:25

Apartment tower project moving ahead northwest of downtown Dallas




https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... wn-dallas/

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 22 Jun 2020 13:33

"Urby just filed plans with the state for the first of two towers planned on the site."

So tower 1 will be 27 stories ..a bit shorter than the 30 that was first advertised.

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Postby Kelley USA » 22 Jun 2020 13:53

I'll be honest, never thought this one would see the light of day. Good to see some news!


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Postby Tucy » 22 Jun 2020 14:47

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:"Urby just filed plans with the state for the first of two towers planned on the site."

So tower 1 will be 27 stories ..a bit shorter than the 30 that was first advertised.


To be fair, the initial article said "almost" 30 stories, and it wasn't even the developer saying that... it was nearby property owners.

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Postby Kelley USA » 23 Jun 2020 09:16

Updated article with rendering. First Look:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... wn-dallas/

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Postby Thymant » 23 Jun 2020 09:18

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Postby eburress » 23 Jun 2020 09:23

Those are some big towers! They're not the most elegant but beggars can't be choosers.

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Postby citygeek » 23 Jun 2020 09:28

Kind of looks like office buildings off the Southwest Freeway in Houston (built in the 70's by Ken Schnitzer)--Greenway Plaza. Also a slight resemblance to the new Hines apartment tower in Victory.....It's good to see some additional projects in the Design District although I would have preferred a 'sleeker' design myself.

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Postby Kelley USA » 23 Jun 2020 09:33

Hoping these will actually look better once completed. I mean, they're fine. For 5G Studios these designs are pretty bland. Those guys do some incredible work! Was really hoping the 2nd tower would have a different look. Not a big fan of having 2 towers that basically look the same!

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Postby citygeek » 23 Jun 2020 09:39

Agree with Kelley here. 5G guys do some great work! And as we all have painfully learned over the years, almost always the final 'product' shown in the initial renderings is not what we usually end up with. And that's pretty normal too. Great to see the further residential expansion there though.

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Postby R1070 » 23 Jun 2020 10:10

Nice. I hope the other proposed projects in the DD along Stemmons come to fruition as well.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 23 Jun 2020 10:22

What's the base look like though. Will it bring New York sense of street life is a valuable asset or will it be a huge parking garage with a tiny lobby and lots of parking frontage. The one rendering we have is above the tree line.
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Postby Kelley USA » 23 Jun 2020 10:55

Found the motherload of photos for this project (okay, it's really just 4 photos)…

https://www.concreteamsterdam.nl/dallas-urby

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Postby Tnexster » 23 Jun 2020 13:58

Reminds me a bit of the Jersey City Urby which is fairly unattractive. Hope the color is better, white would be better than grey.

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Postby THRILLHO » 23 Jun 2020 14:09

Not a huge fan of it personally, but I think it's a good aesthetic fit for the design district.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 23 Jun 2020 14:26

Its interesting to see Design District getting some height now. With Virgin Hotel, Amili Design District and now these there will be a little skyline to start bending with the rest of the stuff that's been along Stemmons north of the Design District
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Postby exelone31 » 23 Jun 2020 14:28

Kelley USA wrote:Found the motherload of photos for this project (okay, it's really just 4 photos)…

https://www.concreteamsterdam.nl/dallas-urby


Found this photo of the Jersey City Urby on that site. Looks like maybe this Dallas one is going for that offset levels look, just with much shorter buildings.
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Postby Tnexster » 23 Jun 2020 14:53

^That tower just looks like Jersey, hope what they do here comes in much better. I think it will just based on the renderings and it is nice that the skyline is being pulled northwest a bit.

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Postby Matt777 » 23 Jun 2020 20:57

The tower design isn't my favorite but it's not bad either. It looks like 99% of what's going up in Austin and the gen Z seems to like that look.

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Postby Thymant » 24 Jun 2020 09:29

exelone31 wrote:Found this photo of the Jersey City Urby on that site. Looks like maybe this Dallas one is going for that offset levels look, just with much shorter buildings.


Interesting you brought that up, it also reminds me of another project in Jersey City:

Journal Squared, Handle Architects
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https://handelarchitects.com/project/journal-squared

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Postby I45Tex » 24 Jun 2020 12:50

And Journal Squared is a take-off of Fort Worth's tallest:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnett_Plaza


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